Ex-NFL Player Sidesteps Concussion Deal Appeal, For Now

Law360 (August 22, 2019, 9:49 PM EDT) -- The closely watched appeal of a retired NFL player's claim denial in the concussion settlement has taken a left turn, with the player asking the Third Circuit to hold off on his case while he gives the federal judge overseeing the controversial deal a second chance to correct her "mistake."

Amon Gordon, a 37-year-old defensive end who played for eight years in the NFL after being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2004, filed the appeal early last month after the denial of his $1.5 million claim for dementia was upheld by U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody. The appeal hit...

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