Seau family objects to NFL's $765M concussion deal


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau objects to the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL 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 thousands of claims. She is expected to hear from objectors later this year.

The Seaus noted their objections in a filing Friday. They also say they would have to wait years to opt out.

Seau fatally shot himself in California two years ago at 43.

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