Ex-NFL Defensive End Gordon Loses Bid for Concussion Benefits

Nov. 24, 2021, 5:53 PM

Former NFL player Amon Gordon won’t receive payments from the league’s concussion class action settlement fund, after the Third Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a finding that he failed to show the cognitive decline required for a diagnosis of early dementia.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Gordon’s argument that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania abused its discretion by failing to explain its reasoning for upholding a special master’s determination.

The trial court gave a “well-reasoned and detailed analysis” in denying the claims, the court said.

The court “cogently resolved the only ...

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