A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the family of deceased professional football player Aaron Hernandez, which sought $20 million from the National Football League over head injuries the former New England Patriots tight end sustained during his career.
The lawsuit, which was initially filed in a Massachusetts state court by Hernandez’s daughter, was dismissed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Brody is overseeing the class action settlement that is aimed at compensating ex-NFL players for concussion-related brain injuries.
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