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NFL agrees to eliminate cap on player payments in concussion lawsuit

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NEW YORK - The National Football League agreed to eliminate the cap on monetary awards available to players who were part of a major concussion lawsuit in the United States against the league, the NFL said on Wednesday.

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The lawsuit was settled between the league and thousands of former players last August at $765 million, but a U.S. judge hesitated to sign off on the deal because she worried it would not be enough money to pay all the affected players.

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