Goodell gives his first interview since concussion settlement - CBS46 News

Goodell gives his first interview since concussion settlement

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gives his first interview since the $765-million landmark concussion settlement to CBS This Morning.

The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related brain disorders they say were caused by the very on-field violence that fueled the game's rise to popularity and profit.

The class-action settlement, unprecedented in sports, was announced Aug. 29 after two months of court-ordered mediation and is subject to approval by a federal judge. It came exactly a week before the first game of the 2013 season, removing a major legal and financial threat hanging over the sport.

The National Football League, Under Armour and GE have collaborated to bring you Head Health Challenge II: Innovative Approaches For Identifying And Preventing Brain Injury, and they want to hear from you.

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