Former NFL players who objected to a $1 billion concussion settlement with the league will not take their case to the Supreme Court, clearing the way for retirees to get payouts, The Post has learned.
The group’s decision not to appeal means that former players who suffer from medical conditions linked to repeated head hits can start collecting benefits, likely within three or four months.
A federal judge signed off on the NFL settlement in April 2015. An appeals court unanimously upheld the deal this June. The deadline for filing an appeal with the Supreme Court was Monday.
Former New York Jets All-Pro offensive lineman Alan Faneca, who opposed the settlement, said the group of about 70 players decided not to prolong the process, which would have taken at least another six months.