NFL Wants Probe Of 'Fraud' In Concussion Settlement

By Ryan Boysen (April 13, 2018, 10:19 PM EDT) -- The National Football League wants a special investigator to look into "widespread fraud" allegedly "clogging the system" of the landmark $1 billion concussion settlement and preventing truly injured players from getting paid, a request that comes just weeks after an upstart law firm blamed the league for causing the "interminable delays."

In a motion filed Friday, the NFL says nearly half the 2,000 or so claims submitted to the Concussion Settlement Program thus far show "red flags or other signs of potential fraud."

"This extensive and persistent pattern of fraud unquestionably warrants the appointment of a special investigator," the NFL says....

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