NFL concussion hearing Wednesday to be aired live online

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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