Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions

Daily News Article - April 24, 2015


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) What will the average individual retired player who has concussion related injuries receive?
b) Why will some receive $1 million to $5 million?

3. What complaint has been made against the NFL for years?

4. Why do critics think the NFL is getting off lightly?

5. Why is the outcome of the lawsuit good for the NFL?

6. What do you think:
a) Did the NFL hide the risks of multiple concussions?
b) Is it all about the money for league officials and owners, or do they care about the welfare of their employees (players)?
Explain your answers.

7. Now that the risks associated with getting concussions are known, do you think going forward the NFL or the players themselves should be held responsible for any brain injury or health issues they develop as a result of playing football? Explain your answer.