Seau Family Objects to NFL’s $765M Concussion Deal

PHILADELPHIA — The family of late NFL star Junior Seau is objecting to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because the fund would not specifically pay “wrongful death” claims.

Family lawyers say their wrongful-death lawsuit seeks compensation not for Seau’s pain and suffering, but for his children’s.

The NFL settlement would pay up to $4 million on behalf of players like Seau, diagnosed after their deaths with traumatic brain injuries.

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has questioned whether $765 million is enough to fund the thousands of claims involved. She is expected to hear from objectors later this year.

The Seaus filed their objections Friday.

Seau fatally shot himself two years ago at age 43. He’d spent most of his 20-year career with the San Diego Chargers.

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