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Judge approves reworked NCAA settlement over concussions


 In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, medical staff check on Connecticut quarterback Bryant Shirreffs, right, during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Houston.

In This Nov. 21, 2015, file Photo, scientific group of workers take a look at on Connecticut quarterback Bryant Shirreffs, right, during the first quarter of an NCAA school soccer sport towards Houston.

(AP Picture/Stew Milne, File)

A federal Judge in Chicago has given preliminary approval to a transformed head-damage settlement between former faculty athletes and the NCAA.

U.S. District Decide John Lee stated Tuesday his is giving his ok to a deal hammered out after he rejected the initial settlement in 2014. Lee praised the new deal for increasing plaintiffs to athletes from sports activities past soccer, hockey and different contact sports.

He additionally instructed some adjustments earlier than he can give closing approval. That Features modifying what would were a blanket safety for the NCAA from class-motion concussion fits.

The core of the new agreement is similar. That Includes the NCAA making a multimillion-buck fund to test current and former athletes for brain trauma.



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