NEW YORK- As players are speaking up about head injuries they sustained on the football field, the National Football League has agreed to a multimillion dollar settlement.
The NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle dozens of lawsuits that cover more than 4,500 former players.
The lawsuits accuse the league of glorifying the violence of the game while ignoring the health risks to athletes.
The suits also claim league leaders did not warn players that repeat concussions could cause brain damage.
They claim the NFL should be responsible to care for players left with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.
The players also sued Riddell, the maker of football helmets used in the NFL.
The NCAA is involved in a similar situation as it is trying to negotiate a deal to settle a case the could involve thousands of college athletes.