Magid still on the hook for Dumervil debacle

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The latest iteration of the NFL's concussion settlement features a pair of significant improvements.

First, the league has agreed not to cap payouts at the previous level, which had been $765M.

This is meant to address ex-players' concerns that the settlement fund might run dry sometime over the next 65 years.

Second, the settlement will no longer include a waiver of potential claims against other organizations, including the NCAA, Pop Warner, and schools.

These changes to the settlement have been crafted under the guidance of Judge Anita Brody, but an approval hearing isn't likely to occur until later this year.

Broncos

Jeff Legwold was impressed during OTAs by Montee Ball's pass-catching ability.

Cecil Lammey figures that, barring an injury to Peyton Manning, it's hard to see Denver winning fewer than 12 games.

Marty Magid had his $25K fine overturned, but lost the appeal of his six-month suspension over his role in the Dumervil debacle.

Karl Mecklenburg and Reggie Rivers have speaking engagements today; Ricky Hunley coached a youth clinic last weekend.

News

Former Kansas City corner Brandon Flowers says he had revenge on the brain when he chose to sign with San Diego.

Somehow, it's seen as a good use of $1.25M in taxpayer dollars to subsidize Wi-Fi coverage at Jacksonville's stadium.

#RacistPride

Dan Snyder has bribed a liberal political blogger to help defend the blatantly racist name of his team.

Leaders of the Oneida Indian Nation are demanding an explanation from Snyder for his canonization of his team's vile founding owner.

Analysis

Was there ever any doubt as to which quarterback was the most effective on third and fourth downs last season?

Matt Bowen explains how the NFL's rookie symposium has tightened up its messages over the years.

Mike Tanier discusses New England's offseason; he thinks the team could have enough to challenge Seattle and San Francisco.

USA! USA!

Today's game against Germany holds particular meaning for Jurgen Klinsmann, as Dan Wetzel and Raphael Honigstein discuss.

In yet another peculiarity of soccer and the World Cup, the two sides would each be happy with a draw...or would they?

Brian Straus on the coming out party that has been Jermaine Jones's World Cup.

Soccer has a whole hell of a lot more down time than its proponents would have us all believe.

Whatever your feelings on soccer, let's hope they're grounded in better reasoning than that of uberidiot Ann Coulter's.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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