The National Football League’s settlement of a lawsuit over the issue of player concussions will cost $765 million, which is about 7.6 percent of the league’s revenues in one year — and the money will be paid over the course of 20 years.
Beyond the chump-change financial angle, there’s another problem with the settlement, as Alan Schwarz EXPLAINS:
Under the no-fault deal, the N.F.L. can forever deny that it could have mitigated its players’ dementia or memory loss or that its focus ever strayed from the safety of football players, from professionals down to peewees.
Even the mediator who ...