Bloomberg Law
Oct. 4, 2021, 1:00 PM

NFL Relief Plan for Players Harmed by Race Norming Due Oct. 15

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

The NFL, class counsel for former players, and intervening retired Black players must submit by mid-month a proposed agreement to provide relief to Black players harmed by the use of racial norms in assessing qualification for concussion benefits.

The mediating parties must file a proposed settlement by Oct. 15, after which the court will announce a procedure for soliciting input from class members, Judge Anita B. Brody of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled Oct. 1.

Brody issued the order after Magistrate Judge David Strawbridge informed the court that the parties “are close to reaching ...