By the numbers: The NFL's concussion lawsuit settlement
On Thursday, the NFL announced a tentative agreement to settle the concussion lawsuit filed by more than 4,500 players for $765 million.
Considering that legal analysts predicted a higher settlement just a year ago, the announcement is being seen as a victory for the NFL. In the settlement, $10 million will be put toward research and education. Another $75 million will fund baseline testing for all plaintiffs. That leaves about $675 million for the former players who've suffered significant cognitive injuries.
But what else do we know about the settlement and what does it mean for the NFL moving forward? America Tonight gives you eight figures to remember about the NFL concussion lawsuit.
(Sources include ProFootballReference.com, the Washington Times, NFL.com and NFLConcussionLitigation.com.)
Plaintiffs named in the concussion lawsuit who are dead.
Plaintiffs named in the concussion lawsuit who are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit who played between zero to three seasons in the NFL, the most of any group of players, according to the Washington Times.
Plaintiffs listed who played during the 1980s, the decade with the most players involved in the lawsuit.
Half of the $675 milllion put aside for players who've suffered cognitive injuries. This will be paid out in the first three years following the settlement, according to Grantland.
After the first half of the $675 million is distributed in the next three years, the other $337.5 million will be paid out during a 17-year period, according to Grantland.
The estimated total the NFL will receive in media rights from 2014 to 2022, according to Forbes.
The total annual revenue the NFL expects to make within the next 15 years, according to CNNMoney.
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