On August 29, a settlement was announced in the massive concussion lawsuit against the NFL. Nearly two months later, the settlement still hasn’t been tendered to the presiding judge for preliminary approval.
Judge Anita Brody had been scheduled to consider preliminary approval for the settlement today, October 28. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the hearing has been postponed.
We’re told the hearing was bumped principally because the financial experts assessing the ability of the $765 million settlement to provide compensation to all retired NFL players who have or may have severe cognitive impairment need some extra time to prepare their reports.
Currently, a new date hasn’t been set. The delay, which reflects the complexity of implementing the agreements, isn’t expected to be more than a few weeks.