Data estimates that 3 in 10 retired NFL players face cognitive woes

September 12, 2014 6:08 PM

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Data estimates that 3 in 10 retired NFL players face cognitive woes

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.

The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial data the league and players’ lawyers released as part of their proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits.

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