Special Master To Oversee $765M NFL Concussion Deal

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (December 17, 2013, 4:14 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Monday appointed a special master to review the proposed $765 million deal between the National Football League and players who sued the league after suffering from the aftereffects of concussions sustained during play.

Perry Golkin, co-founder and CEO at Public Pension Capital Management and formerly at private equity firm KKR & Co. LP was chosen by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody to help evaluate the financial aspects of the settlement, which she said is expected to be complex.

More than 6,000 current and former professional football players have filed more than 250 lawsuits, claiming damages for the...

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