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Lawyer: Duerson family to appeal NFL concussion settlement

In this Sept. 18, 2007 file photo, former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, a trustee for the Burt Bell/Pete Rozell NFL Player Retirement Plan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The family of the late NFL safety plans to appeal terms of a class-action concussion settlement that was announced Wednesday, April 22, 2015, "sooner rather than later." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of the late NFL safety Dave Duerson plans to appeal terms of this week’s class-action concussion settlement “sooner rather than later.”

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‘Concern’ about appeals of NFL concussion case settlement

In this Dec. 23, 2007, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) reacts after a defensive play during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

It’s been four years since lawsuits connected to concussions were first filed against the NFL, and even now that a settlement agreement finally has been approved by a federal judge, none of the hundreds of millions of dollars available to thousands of former players will be paid until any appeals are heard — and, after that, until claims are assessed.

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Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

In this Nov. 22, 2009, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, center, talks to teammates on the sidelined during an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits.

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Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

In this Nov. 22, 2009, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, center, talks to teammates on the sidelined during an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

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