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Boston brain trauma experts react positively to NFL settlement

Days before the start of the football season, the NFL announced Thursday that it has reached a tentative $765 million settlement with former players over brain disorders they suffered, an agreement that Boston brain researchers hailed as a positive outcome that could improve medical care and research in this field.

Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy -- which has a brain bank of deceased athletes to study the impact of repeated blows to the head -- released a statement saying it was “pleased” by the settlement. “The settlement includes much needed medical care and monitoring of former players, as well as a commitment to research funding,” read the statement.

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