Is that even one (in-season) week's worth of revenue for them? Chump change.
Roughly $180,000 per person in the lawsuit. Chump change. A joke. The NFL must have been ecstatic to sign this settlement.
I don't think the NFL is required morally or otherwise to provde lifetime health insurance to its players
This is chump change to the NFL.
The bigger, more serious issue, is the inevitable lawsuit directed against colleges and high schools. Most of them don't have the pockets the NFL does, and liability findings could prompt a sea change in how the sport is played at the amateur levels (if it's played at all).
25 Years and Counting...
That said, I would think the legal standard for someone engaging in a voluntary activity as a student would be considerably different than the standard for an "employee." Probably another reason the NCAA should avoid direct monetary compensation to their athletes.
When all is said and done more is said than done.