NFL to end ‘race-norming’ of brain tests after uproar over concussion payouts

The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired players have reached an agreement to end the use of a race-based method to evaluate dementia claims in the league’s landmark concussion settlement programme.

It follows public outrage over the use of “race-norming” – a practice that critics said made it difficult for black retired players to qualify for payouts, and which came to light after former players Najeh Davenport and Kevin Henry filed a civil rights lawsuit over it last year.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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