In May, the National Football League settled a class-action lawsuit over concussions, agreeing to pay about $1 billion over 65 years to more than 20,000 retired NFL players. The National Hockey League is also in the throes of a legal fight over concussions with more than 100 former pro hockey players in a similar class-action lawsuit seeking $5 million. Christian Science Monitor examines the cases and interviews our Thomas Buckley.

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