PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL has agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims.
That's according to a proposed settlement filed in federal court in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Critics say the use of “race-norming” in the testing makes it difficult for Black retirees to qualify for awards that average $500,000 or more.
The proposed changes come after months of closed-door negotiations between the NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired players
About 70% of active players and more than 60% of living retirees are Black.
A federal judge must still approve the new plan.