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A federal judge denied preliminary approval of the $765 million settlement between the NFL and retired players. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody denied approval based on reservations that the $765 million would not be enough to cover the 20,000 retired players.
More information financial information needs to be provided from both sides to show and prove that all players and families will be paid. The payments are structured to span 65 years with players age and diagnosis to determine the amount paid to player.
Critics of the deal have said the NFL, which is a $9 billion dollar industry, is getting off too lightly with the $765 million dollar settlement. Lawyers who represented the players believe the settlement is fair, based on the challenges that they would have faced trying to get this case to trial. The NFL would have had to been proven guilty of withholding information about concussions and the players illnesses would have had to been directly linked to NFL service.
In total the NFL would have paid roughly $900 million dollars to players. This amount includes the $765 million settlement, lawyer fees and expenses.
Espn first reported, and confirmed by Lions senior writer Tim Twentyman, the news that the Lions will hire Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator Jim Caldwell as their next coach. Caldwell spent three seasons as the Indianapolis Colts' coach from 2009 to 2011 -- leading the team to a berth in Super Bowl XLIV -- before spending the past two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens' quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.
Jim Caldwell has a history of working with and helping to develop nfl quarterbacks. Starting with the Indianapolis Colts where he worked with Peyton Manning for 6 years. Manning is on record saying Caldwell helped him become a better signal caller. After being fired from the head coaching position of Colts, after a 2–14 season without Manning. Caldwell became the OC for Baltimore Ravens and helped get Joe Flacco back on track in their run to winning the Super Bowl last year.
Detroit hopes with his history of developing quarterbacks and providing discipline to a team that many see as lacking discipline at times.
Lawrence Sidbury, Jr. (born February 6, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 4th round (125th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Richmond.
Sidbury was born in Cheltenham, Maryland and attended Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. While there, he was a three-year starter on the football team and served as a team captain for his final two seasons. As a senior in 2004, Sidbury earned All-State, honorable mention All-Met, All-County, and All-League honors. He earned a position on the Washington, D.C. Golden 11 Team and played in the Prince George's County All-Star Game. In high school he was an honor roll student in the science and vo-tech program. He also competed in track & field and finished second in the state in shot put.
Sidbury spent his true freshman year on redshirt status. In 2008, he played as part of the Richmond team that won the Division I FCS National Championship. Sidbury saw action in all 16 games, and recorded 56 tackles, including 26 solo and 20 for a loss of 80 yards. He also accumulated 11.5 quarterback sacks for 61 yards. Sidbury broke up two passes, accounted for four quarterback hurries, forced three fumbles, and recovered one fumble. He uses a technique which has been called the "Sidbury Spin" by his coaches.
Sidbury was taken by the Atlanta Falcons in the 4th round of the 2009 NFL Draft (125 overall). Sidbury got his first career sack versus the Philadelphia Eagles by sacking Donavan McNabb. He finished the game with 3 tackles. On December 27, Sidbury stripped the ball from Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills, and returned it 11 yards for a touchdown. Sidbury signed with the Indianapolis Colts on March 12, 2013 to a one year deal.