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  • The NFL is joining two New Jersey lawmakers in pushing for federal legislation to protect student athletes from concussions.
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  • A federal judge in Philadelphia has preliminarily rejected a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing the sum may not be enough to cover injured players.
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  • A federal judge in Florida sentenced a former NFL player to more than three years in prison for his involvement in a tax fraud scheme.
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  • Former Philadelphia Eagle Freddie Mitchell has told a federal judge that a brain injury from playing football may have led him to commit tax fraud.
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  • Reducing concussions in youth football leagues
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 170,000 youth-sports-related head injuries are treated in emergency rooms in the U.S.
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  • The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement.
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  • Reducing concussions in youth football leagues
  • Click play to watch the report from Action News' Chad Pradelli
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  • Former NFL players trying to sue the league over concussion-linked injuries argued in court that the NFL "glorified" violence.
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  • Click play to watch the report from Action News' John Rawlins
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  • Click play to watch the report from Action News
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  • With perhaps billions of dollars at stake, a hearing Tuesday over concussion litigation filed against the NFL promises to be a brawl between legal heavyweights.
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  • Concussion symposium at Villanova University
  • Professional athletes met with doctors and lawyers at Villanova University on Friday morning to talk about how to better protect athletes, including young children, from concussions.
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  • A new study shows football players may experience long-term brain damage, even if they have not suffered a concussion.
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  • There is word that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick failed part of his post-concussion testing Thursday and is not quite ready to go back to practice.
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  • Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is suffering from early-stage dementia, and he says if he could do it over, he wouldn't play football.
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  • Concussions lawsuit
  • A concussion-related lawsuit bringing together scores of cases has been filed in federal court, accusing the NFL of hiding information that linked football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries.
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  • Click play to watch Shirleen Allicot's report from Action News at 4:30 p.m.
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  • Two more federal lawsuits have been filed in Philadelphia blaming the NFL for concussion-related dementia and brain disease.
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  • In a series of recent interviews with The Associated Press about head injuries, 23 of 44 NFL players - slightly more than half - say they would try to hide a concussion and stay in a game rather than pull themselves out.
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  • In recent years we've become much more aware about the dangers of concussions - not just for professional athletes but also for kids and teenagers.
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  • With so many young people playing sports now, at a very high level of competition, the risk of injury has also risen.
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  • New Jersey is taking action aimed at protecting student athletes from brain injuries.
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  • Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel says he's been fined $40,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Giants wide receiver Derek Hagan that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty.
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