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The lawsuit filed by thousands of former NFL players against the league that would compensate them for concussion-related was approved by a federal judge today.

The ruling would allow the removal of the $675 million cap on damages to be paid to former players.

However those former players, like Hall-of-Famer Joe DeLamielleure say the players will not see any money from the settlement.

"The people that are going to get paid in the settlement right now are the lawyers," said DeLamielleure.

DeLamielleure suffers from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (C-T-E) and is one of just a few living former players with the disease. He said he and other guys who played with want the proper care they deserve.

"We want a livable petition and we want health care," said DeLamielleure. "Nothing else."

Other critics of the settlement say the NFL is getting off easy because the league's annual income is nearly $10 billion.

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