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10/28/2014 01:54 pm ET

The NFL Concussion Settlement Is Pure Evil

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Ken McClain figured the National Football League was preparing to screw his clients. Question was, just how badly?

A Kansas City-based attorney, McClain represents two dozen former professional football players in their mid-30s to 60s whom he says suffer from depression, impulsivity, and other life-altering symptoms of brain damage—damage presumably accumulated during years of on-the-job helmet-knocking. In theory, all of them ought to be covered by the proposed NFL concussion lawsuit settlement; a multimillion dollar class action agreement that promises to compensate ailing retirees and is moving toward final approval in federal court.

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