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ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Oakland Raiders helmets are carried by equipment staff before the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 29, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Oakland 34-14. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

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Former NFL players and their families are accusing the NFL of preventing them from collecting their share of the “estimated $ 1 billion settlement over concussions by reflexively rejecting valid claims and bogging down the process with unreasonable demands,” according to Ken Belson of the New York Times.

Belson continued, “The families and their lawyers describe a succession of roadblocks as they try to claim payouts, from as little as a few thousand dollars to potentially several million dollars, to help thousands of retired players left mentally infirm, in some cases severely, from years of hits and tackles on the league’s fields.”

         

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