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Current and former players react to NFL concussion settlement

August 29, 2013|By Lisa Dillman
  • Junior Seau, shown here in 2010, had brain disease when he shot himself, according to a report.
Junior Seau, shown here in 2010, had brain disease when he shot himself,… (Charles Krupa / Associated…)

The late Junior Seau was not far from the thoughts of friends and associates in the immediate aftermath of news of a proposed settlement of concussion-related lawsuits between the NFL and more than 4,500 ex-players.

Seau,  the former San Diego Chargers linebacker and USC star, committed suicide in 2012. He was 43.

Tight end Alex Holmes also played for USC -- long after Seau’s era -- and played eight games in the NFL with Miami in 2005. He tweeted about the proposed settlement on Thursday morning.

The proposed settlement comes out to about $170,000 per affected player. Lawyers in the talks said the proposed agreement was reached about 2 a.m. Thursday.

Those involved in the suits included Seau’s family and icons Eric Dickerson and Tony Dorsett.

Outspoken Raiders punter Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) weighed in with a series of tweets on Thursday morning and referenced the NCAA.

— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) August 29, 2013

Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw), legal analyst for Sports Illustrated and NBA.com, addressed the proposed settlement and the prospect for movement on the NCAA front on Twitter.

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