Today, the NFL reached a settlement with the thousands of former players who had been seeking damages as a result of head injuries. Each player will reportedly be receiving money and medical care. As one of the longest-running franchises in the league, the Green Bay Packers had one of the largest numbers of players represented in the settlement, and the full list of players named in the suit was obtained by the Washington Times and is accessible here.
Here are some of the most prominent former Packers who are involved:
Obviously, this is only a limited list of those players, but there are some very interesting players among them. Terrence Murphy, for example, played in three games during his rookie year of 2005 before suffering a neck injury that ended his career. Don Beebe retired after suffering a concussion in 1997. Dave Robinson, the recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been outspoken in his criticism of the NFL and its handling of this issue.
One of the most curious names on the list is Mark Murphy, but it is not the same Mark Murphy who is currently the President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers organization.
In any case, the NFL has apparently avoided taking any blame in the matter by settling out of court, a win for the league, while the players in question have succeeded in receiving compensation.
NOTE: This article originally and incorrectly indicated that the Mark Murphy listed in the lawsuits is the current Packers executive. APC apologizes for this error.
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