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Junior Seau's Family Objects To NFL's $765 Million Concussion Settlement

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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2010, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) warms up on the field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass. In recent interviews with 40 players _ 13 rookies, 17 active veterans and 10 former NFL players _ The Associated Press heard growing worry about the physical and emotional toll professional football takes. The 43-year old Seau's suicide at his oceanfront home on May 2, 2012, resonated across the age groups, with more t | ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of late NFL star Junior Seau is objecting to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because the fund would not specifically pay "wrongful death" claims.

Family lawyers say their wrongful-death lawsuit seeks compensation not for Seau's pain and suffering, but for his children's.

The NFL settlement would pay up to $4 million on behalf of players like Seau, diagnosed after their deaths with traumatic brain injuries.

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has questioned whether $765 million is enough to fund the thousands of claims involved. She is expected to hear from objectors later this year.

The Seaus filed their objections Friday.

Seau fatally shot himself two years ago at age 43. He'd spent most of his 20-year career with the San Diego Chargers.

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