NFL concussion hearing Wednesday to be aired live online

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks on the field before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal judge in Philadelphia will live-stream a hearing Wednesday in the NFL concussion case so retired players can learn what’s ahead as the estimated $1 billion settlement rolls out this year.

The NFL this week is moving the first $65 million in payments into trust funds to cover injury claims, baseline testing and education. The league must pay another $120 million into the injury fund over the next six months.

The 65-year settlement program covers players who retired from the league by Jan. 7, 2014. The NFL’s payouts and legal fees could top $1 billion.

The average payment is expected to be about $190,000 for men with Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia.

Participants must register for the settlement by Aug. 7.

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