On Thursday, the NFL settled the lawsuit being brought forth by 4,500 ex-players who claim they’ve struggled in their post-football lives due to concussions, agreeing to pay the group $765 million.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who played a significant role in the negotiations, told 105.3-FM The Fan on Thursday that he believes the settlement benefits all sides.
“The players that have been impacted and the players that could be potentially impacted, will get the money rather than the attorneys,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “A long, drawn out retracted, it wasn’t a who’s right or who is wrong here, it’s just the money will go to the ones that need that. So it’s a great deal for everybody. I’m excited that it’s going to result in a really substantive benefit to the players that have helped make this game what it is today.”
Jones feels particularly good about the long-term benefits the settlement, and furthered education on head injuries and player safety, could bring on in the future.
“It will be good for everyone,” Jones said, “not just the players that have played, but certainly players that will be playing.”
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