- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

An actuarial report released Friday in the NFL concussion litigation finds that three out of 10 ex-players will face Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia. The players’ actuaries reached many of the same conclusions as the two sides seek approval of a minimum $765 million settlement from the NFL.

Key findings from the reports include:

- Nearly 6,000 of the 19,400 former players still living, or 28 percent, will face Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia.

- Dozens more will be diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.

- The ex-players will be diagnosed with the conditions earlier in life.

- The incidence of some conditions will be at least twice as high among the former players as the general population.

- The average payouts could be $2.1 million for Lou Gehrig’s disease, $1.4 million for a death involving chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, and $190,000 for Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia, according to the players’ data.

- The 21,000 class members include 19,400 living men and the estates of 1,700 others.

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