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The National Football League's tentative $765 million settlement with retired players who sued the league over concussion-related brain injuries got a cautious reception Thursday from current and former players on Twitter.
Glad to see the NFL Settling with retired players on the concussion case! It may not be the answer but it is steps in the right direction!— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) August 29, 2013
Glad to see the older guys are getting taken care of with the concussion settlement. It'll never be enough, but it's a start.— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) August 29, 2013
Glad to see NFL and players settle the concussion case, it's the right thing to do,now we can put it behind us— leroy butler (@leap36) August 29, 2013
However, former players' union president and retired center Kevin Mawae pointed out the settlement is dwarfed by the money the league is expected to make over the next 12 years.
NFL concussion lawsuit net outcome? Big loss for the players now and the future! Estimated NFL revenue by 2025 = $27 BILLION— Kevin Mawae (@KevinMawae) August 29, 2013
Others, including Kluwe and current ESPN NFL analyst Damien Woody, wondered what the settlement might mean for the NFL and its players going forward.
With the concussion lawsuit settled, where does the 18-game scenario stand— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) August 29, 2013
Curious, though, what the NFL is going to do after putting $765 million into figuring out you can't pad the inside of someone's head.— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) August 29, 2013
Former Seahawks, Raiders and Giants linebacker Aaron Curry, who retired from the NFL on Wednesday, said the settlement money won't buy back the things that brain injuries take away.
Settlement on #concussions not gonna make up for early death, forgetting kids name and rest of stuff that come w/ brain trauma. Prayers— Aaron Curry (@AaronCurry51) August 29, 2013
What do you think? Leave your comments below.
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The Dolphins and the Jets play one another this Sunday, but the battle of words between the two teams has already started. Reacting to Reggie Bush's Week 3 comment about karma being involved in Darrelle Revis' season-ending injury, Rex Ryan has called on Bush to apologize to the sidelined cornerback. Does Bush need to say he's sorry?
Reggie Bush has, belatedly, returned his Heisman Trophy as a consequence of his role in a scandal that resulted in harsh penalties handed down to USC. Should he have had to give his hardware back?
An athlete is relocating to Miami for professional reasons. There, isn't that better than telling you that Reggie Bush is taking his talents to South Beach? Bush has reportedly signed off on the particulars that will allow the Saints to trade him to the Dolphins as soon as it's officially allowed. Like a former Heisman winner who left the Saints a few years ago, the question now is, does Bush leave as a bust? Rank 'Em: Successful Heisman winners.
What's your definition of a bust?
The No. 2 pick in the 2006 NFL draft, Bush has never rushed for more than 565 yards in a season -- but he has caught 294 passes and produced 33 total touchdowns as an all-purpose back.
Is Bush defined by Kim Kardashian?
Bush is no longer involved with Kim Kardashian, but does his place in pop culture define him more than anything else?
Is Bush ready for a new role?
If unrestricted free agents Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams are out of the mix in Miami, how will second-round pick Daniel Thomas (pictured) and Bush handle the load?
Is third time the Heisman charm?
The Saints never seem short on Heisman-winning backs (vacated or otherwise). Following in the footsteps of Williams and Bush is Mark Ingram.