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.