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NFL settles concussion lawsuit for chump change, but what about the lies it peddled to school kids?
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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The National Football League’s settlement of a lawsuit over the issue of player concussions will cost $765 million, which is about 7.6 percent of  the league’s revenues in one year — and the money will be paid over the course of 20 years.

Beyond the chump-change financial angle, there’s another problem with the settlement, as Alan Schwarz EXPLAINS:

Under the no-fault deal, the N.F.L. can forever deny that it could have mitigated its players’ dementia or memory loss or that its focus ever strayed from the safety of football players, from professionals down to peewees.

Even the mediator who ...

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