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Goodell confident settlement will be approved

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 31, 2014 at 10:44 am •  Published: January 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he is confident that the concussion settlement between the league and former players will be approved.

A federal judge has slowed down the proposed $765 million settlement, questioning if there's enough money to cover 20,000 retired players.

Goodell said at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference Friday that the "settlement we reached can provide the kind of benefits intended, and I'm confident we'll get there."

U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody denied preliminary approval of the plan Jan. 14 because she's worried the money could run out sooner than expected.