NCAA Settles Class-Action Head Injury Lawsuit

The NCAA will create a $70 million fund to diagnose athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma while playing contact sports.
1:25 | 07/29/14

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This is a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit it was Bryant. By former college athlete under the settlement the NCAA will fund a seventy million dollar program to test current and former athletes for brain injuries. It will also establish a common sense returned to play policy. All schools must follow. Plus it agrees to mandate baseline neurological tests for athletes to help determine the severity of any confession. During this season. Men and women both current and former athletes in all college sports across each division are covered by this. The settlement comes three years after Chicago based attorney and lead counsel -- secret -- the first of several concussion lawsuits against the NCAA. He tells me this morning he's pleased with the settlement. I hope that this is a step in the right direction. The key to longevity for sport is to keep the talent while stocked. And I think that because of changes like this perhaps more more parents will continue to allow their children to play the game. And if they if they didn't the game was slowly -- This settlement was filed early this morning sit -- presented to judge John -- here at the federal building. For the first time this afternoon then the judge will hear from college athletes nationwide. Before he gives his final okay reporting at the Dirksen federal building Jessica D'Onofrio a BC seven Eyewitness News.

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