Hundreds Of Black NFL Retirees Win Dementia Cases In Rescored Tests
Black NFL retirees originally denied payouts in the $1 billion concussion settlement have now qualified for awards. Changes made to the settlement last year are meant to make the tests race-blind. Previously the use of “race norming” in the dementia testing made it more difficult for Black players to qualify for the award. According to a new report, nearly 650 men have had their dementia tests automatically rescored. The retirees had met the other criteria for a successful claim, including hours of validity testing to show that their lives are impaired. Nearly 250 show signs of early dementia and will receive up to $35,000 in enhanced medical testing and treatment. The new test results will add millions to the NFL's total payouts.