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Junior Seau family unhappy with NFL concussion deal

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The family of deceased former NFl star Junior Seau have come out in criticism of the league's proposed $765 million concussion deal.

Seau took his own life in May 2012, and having been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is a central figure in the lawsuit which is seeking to appropriately compensate ex-players who live with the after-effects of concussion suffered whilst playing.

The settlement has already been rejected by one judge due to question marks over the figures put aside by the NFL, and now Seau's family have voiced criticism due to the lack of consideration for the survivors:

"Mr. Seau's children have their own claims for the wrong the NFL did to them.

"His children are not suing for their father's suffering, they are suing for their own," lawyer Steven Strauss wrote in a court filing last week

There is a growing group of critics who feel this settlement will not provide sufficiently for those affected.

US District Judge Anita Brody, who is in charge of weighing any deal, has asked to see more detailed figures explaining how the total funds will be distributed, while the late Chicago bears player Dave Duerson's lawyer has been vocal also:

"His estate will receive $2.2 million. That's not adequate," Thomas Demetrio explained.

The Seau family signalled Friday that they intended to pursue an individual lawsuit while the debate continues.  

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