Supreme Court leaves $1B NFL concussion settlement in place

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the final two challenges to the estimated $1 billion settlement between the NFL and thousands of its former players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. Players who already have been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's or dementia could begin receiving payments in 90 to 120 days.

  • Written by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

Funeral held for ex-NY Jet McKnight after road rage shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five former New York Jets teammates were pallbearers at the funeral for football player Joe McKnight, who was shot and killed Dec. 1 during a road-rage incident in suburban New Orleans.

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