NFL Head Injury Funding A Savvy Move, Even Amid Doubts

Law360, New York (September 16, 2016, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The NFL's decision to commit $100 million toward research to better diagnose, treat and prevent head injuries better positions the league to handle future legal issues over head trauma, experts said, though questions remain about where the money will go and how much good it will do.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the commitment Wednesday, pledging $60 million for engineering research and $40 million for medical research, primarily to further examine the incidence of a well-publicized degenerative brain condition, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, among former players. The funding is part of a broader “Play Smart. Play Safe” initiative, which also...

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