Deadline for NFL plan addressing concussion concerns

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Friday, February 13, 2015
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a news conference addressing the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York.
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NEW YORK (KGO) -- Lawyers for the NFL and former players are hitting a deadline Friday to submit a plan addressing concussion concerns. A federal judge is imposing the deadline because of a pending settlement that could top a billion.

The judge is expected to approve the deal once she feels the safety of players is addressed. The settlement includes a promise to pay up to $5 million to certain players with severe brain complications.