Documents Reveal NFL Expects 3 in 10 Former Players Will Suffer Debilitating Brain Conditions

Recent disclosures associated with the proposed $765 million settlement between the NFL and some of its former players revealed that both the league and attorneys for the players expect about 6,000 of the 19,400 retired players, or 28 percent, to develop Alzheimer’s disease or at least moderate dementia.

Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody reviewed that disclosure, which was part of an NFL report, which suggested that ex-players’ diagnosis rates would be “materially higher than those expected in the general population” and would come at “notably younger ages.”

in a statement given to the Associated Press, plaintiffs attorneys Christopher Seeger and Sol Weiss claimed that the report” paints a startling picture of how prevalent neurocognitive diseases are among retired NFL players.”

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