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Topic - Tony Dorsett
They were Hall of Famers like Tony Dorsett, Super Bowl MVPs like Mark Rypien, and longtime backups like Don Strock.
Tony Dorsett finds himself forgetting how to get places he's been going for 30 years, and his 10-year-old daughter complains they can no longer do certain things together because "Daddy won't remember how to do it."
The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 former players, agreeing to compensate sufferers, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.
The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.
The NFL agreed Thursday to spend close to $800 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who develop dementia or other brain injuries they blame on the violent, bone-crunching collisions that pro football has long celebrated in its highlight reels.
The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related brain disorders they say were caused by the very on-field violence that fueled the game's rise to popularity and profit.
The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems they say were caused by the very on-field violence that fueled the game's rise to popularity and profit.
The helmet-to-helmet shot knocked Tony Dorsett out cold in the second quarter of a 1984 Cowboys-Eagles game, the hardest hit he ever took during his Hall of Fame NFL career.
Cowboys rookie DeMarco Murray ran himself into the record books and into an appointment with Tony Dorsett on Tuesday.
Former Dallas star Tony Dorsett is losing patience with Tony Romo and this year's Cowboys.
Johnny Bailey, a record-breaking running back in the small college ranks and former NFL Pro Bowl kick returner, has died from pancreatic cancer. He was 43.
"Football has been my life and football has been kind to me," said Dorsett, who starred for the Dallas Cowboys after winning the 1976 Heisman Trophy at Pittsburgh and is the most accomplished and best-known plaintiff in the mass of lawsuits. "But when I signed up for this, I didn't know some of the repercussions; I did know I could get injured, but I didn't know about my head or the trauma or the things that could happen to me later on in life."
"There's definitely a dire need for help for these guys _ for us guys," Dorsett told The Associated Press.