Race

The National Football League and lawyers for Black players who accused the league of discrimination have filed a joint proposal to "scrap the use of a race-based method to evaluate dementia claims made by former players in the league's concussion settlement," according to a New York Times report.

The NFL said it looked forward to a prompt approval by the court of the agreement, according to the report © Nic Antaya/Getty Images The NFL said it looked forward to a prompt approval by the court of the agreement, according to the report

The Times reviewed a copy of the agreement that is now under seal pending a review by US District Judge Anita B. Brody, according to the docket.

In the 46-page document, the NFL and other parties said, "No Race Norms or Race Demographic Estimates -- whether Black or White -- shall be used in the Settlement Program going forward" and no party is allowed to appeal the claims based on the merit of race or the use of race norms.

The Times report also said an expert panel will organize new norms that will be applicable to "all future neuropsychological tests under the program, all claims that have not yet been ruled on, and all claims that are currently on appeal in which race norms or race demographic estimates may be at issue."


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