Bloomberg Law
June 15, 2021, 7:00 PMUpdated: June 15, 2021, 7:40 PM

NFL Relief Plan Near for Players Harmed by Race Norming (1)

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

The NFL, class counsel for former players, and intervening retired Black players expect to have “the essentials of an agreement” before the end of summer to provide relief to Black players harmed by the use of racial norms in assessing qualification for concussion benefits, a magistrate said in a Tuesday filing.

The agreement would also eliminate the use of race norms going forward, the magistrate told the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

One objective of the mediation is to develop a plan to review the cases of those settlement class members who were already evaluated or ...