Originally Posted by MWM
I don't know if the family will get a sizeable settlement, but this could be the thing that has the most impact on making real change in the NFL. It will be interesting to watch how the NFL responds. They're going to have little choice but to fight it regardless of cost. If they settle, or if the judgement goes against them, it will be disastrous for them financially. Former players will be lining up to go next.
Seems like it will all hinge on how much was known by the NFL and whether or not they attempted to hide it. Whether a legit lawsuit or not, it's a monumental event in the history of the NFL.
Odds are the case will just get dismissed because the family's claim is preempted by federal labor law-- the court won't even have to reach the merits of the claim.
I think we'll see a bigger effect in the negotiations for the next CBA, with the players demanding some form of compensation for or protection from head injuries.