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Saints Preseason News, 8/29/13: NFL Reaches $765 Million Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit

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Looks like Goodell and the owners were finally able to shut this lawsuit down and for less than $1 billion. SARCASM - I hope their dishonest destruction of the Saints' 2012 season, all in the advertised name of player safety but clearly more to help them against this lawsuit, helped - END SARCASM. In other news, the Saints' back-up players take on the Dolphins' back-up players tonight in the final preseason game week of the season.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>No it doesn&#39;t. Roger&#39;s still on the throne. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/mikefreemanNFL">@mikefreemanNFL</a>: concussion settlement does one thing: saves sport of football as we know it</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/373130522035093504">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>$765M settlement is for medical exams, concussion-related compensation &amp; program of medical research for retirees</p>&mdash; Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) <a href="https://twitter.com/adbrandt/statuses/373123739610652672">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Remember, in rush to declare NFL victory, there may have been causation issues for retirees, and would have taken yrs to litigate.</p>&mdash; Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) <a href="https://twitter.com/adbrandt/statuses/373130403051098112">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>NFL doesn&#39;t admit liability or football is to blame ... But flip side here: Players don&#39;t have to prove football was the cause to get awards</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/373131890930118657">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Looming arbitration ruling provided clear impetus to settle the concussion lawsuits <a href="http://t.co/7NgFllfekq">http://t.co/7NgFllfekq</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/373131653012402177">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Trojan81">@trojan81</a>: My good friend Junior Seau&#39;s life was just valued at 170,000. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SOAKTHATIN&amp;src=hash">#SOAKTHATIN</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@team_gleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason/statuses/373131435450056704">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>All retired players will have the chance to undergo baseline neurological evaluation, and will get monitoring and treatment if needed.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/373130583171293184">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Negotiations towards this settlement, I&#39;m told, started nearly a year ago, in September of 2012.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/373129788187107328">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The judge has also requested that both sides make no comment on the matter beyond what&#39;s in the written statements.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/373129469415788544">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The press release also has it in there that NFL doesn&#39;t not admit liability or that injuries were caused by football.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/373129092897337344">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Settlement might seem light, but this was not about value of brain. This was about value of case. Many legal hurdles to victory.</p>&mdash; Gabe Feldman (@SportsLawGuy) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsLawGuy/statuses/373128920578547712">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>... In a class suit, awards for plaintiffs are even. This was consolidated for the purpose of pre-trial motions, allows for differing awards</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/373128311842435072">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>NFL is to pay 50% of settlement over the first 3 years and the balance over the following 17 years. As Jagger said,Time, is on their side</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/373128038160273408">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Furthermore, the NFL can pay over time and avoid discovery of what exactly was and was not known, and when. Seems like another big W for NFL</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/373127215736569856">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>765 million.... The league will get that back in fines in what.... Three weeks of cracking down even more in &quot;illegal&quot; hits.</p>&mdash; LeCharles Bentley (@LeCharlesBent65) <a href="https://twitter.com/LeCharlesBent65/statuses/373125169084399617">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>200k for excessive celebration...</p>&mdash; LeCharles Bentley (@LeCharlesBent65) <a href="https://twitter.com/LeCharlesBent65/statuses/373125288005484544">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>1.5 million for taunting.....</p>&mdash; LeCharles Bentley (@LeCharlesBent65) <a href="https://twitter.com/LeCharlesBent65/statuses/373125365285531648">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>First born for helmet to helmet...</p>&mdash; LeCharles Bentley (@LeCharlesBent65) <a href="https://twitter.com/LeCharlesBent65/statuses/373125687508754432">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thought any settlement in the concussion suit - and I wasn&#39;t sure there would be one - might cost the NFL more than $765M. $24M/team = cheap</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/373126378079916032">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Also, by settling here, the league avoids the potentially damaging process of going through discovery.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/373125667111448576">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Here is the order from Judge Brody:&#10;<a href="http://t.co/qPQJKwwEtV">http://t.co/qPQJKwwEtV</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) <a href="https://twitter.com/adbrandt/statuses/373124345217826816">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Game day in Miami.Special memories here! Bus 1 doesn&#39;t leave till 4:15pm.Snack options <a href="https://twitter.com/WestinDiplomat">@WestinDiplomat</a> Any thoughts? <a href="http://t.co/shSl9NjM83">pic.twitter.com/shSl9NjM83</a></p>&mdash; Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPayton/statuses/373125369039421440">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Previewing tonight&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> preseason finale &amp; an interview with <a href="https://twitter.com/PelicansNBA">@PelicansNBA</a>&#39; Monty Williams on <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a>: <a href="http://t.co/odjjRWEzU4">http://t.co/odjjRWEzU4</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/373131886198931456">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Preseason game 4. Another opportunity to show that you belong in this league! Gotta seize every one!&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23blessed&amp;src=hash">#blessed</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/373118385972076544">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LaborDay&amp;src=hash">#LaborDay</a> weekend to all <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> fans. I’m proud to be a <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23unionmember&amp;src=hash">#unionmember</a> of <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLPA">@NFLPA</a>. Please RT!</p>&mdash; Martez Wilson (@MartezWilson95) <a href="https://twitter.com/MartezWilson95/statuses/373103884492742656">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> close out the preseason tonight in Miami. The last time the Saints played a game here: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TBT&amp;src=hash">#TBT</a> <a href="http://t.co/9j3kLmxJ8l">pic.twitter.com/9j3kLmxJ8l</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/373100684800823296">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Info on how out-of-market fans can watch tonight&#39;s Saints-Dolphins game online, live or on-demand: <a href="http://t.co/sSQuNG1dBQ">http://t.co/sSQuNG1dBQ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvsMIA&amp;src=hash">#NOvsMIA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/373089000187117569">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What do milk and the Bible have in common? Check out my latest blog, SQUARE ONE! <a href="http://t.co/HD6avyOeIl">http://t.co/HD6avyOeIl</a>. <a href="http://t.co/9rxCzSmgne">http://t.co/9rxCzSmgne</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/373082072371716096">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Havin fun durin an interview! neworleanssaints&#39;s video <a href="http://t.co/Pto546dIpR">http://t.co/Pto546dIpR</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/373074402843586560">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>GAME DAY!... My younger Dline bros get active early on in this game.Today they&#39;ll ball. Today&#39;s another chance to show their talent! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/373069048927760384">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>2013 <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@NFL</a> strength of schedule. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> are No. 3: <a href="http://t.co/yPVEsyvPnb">pic.twitter.com/yPVEsyvPnb</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/373108834010546176">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/cerveris">@cerveris</a>: 8 years ago, a flood devastated New Orleans. Tomorrow, I close on a home there. That&#39;s my response. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23newestorleanian&amp;src=hash">#newestorleanian</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOL&amp;src=hash">#NOL</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@team_gleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason/statuses/373124750920671232">August 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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