The NFL has agreed to pay $765 million to 4,500 former players who sued the league, accusing it of hiding the dangers of brain injuries while profiting from the violence of football.
The settlement money will go toward medical exams, concussion-related compensation and a medical research program.
The players claimed the n-f-l hid known concussion risks, like dementia, depression and suicides.
The plaintiffs include at least 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett. They also include Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon and the family of Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year.
Many former players with neurological conditions believe their problems stem from on-field concussions. The lawsuits accused the league of hiding known risks of concussions for decades to return players to games and protect its image.
The NFL has denied any wrongdoing and has insisted that safety always has been a top priority.