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PHILADELPHIA -- A last-minute appeal in the NFL concussion case, filed by the son of an all-star and civil rights activist, has sent the proposed settlement to the U.S. Supreme Court and delays payouts for at least several months.The family of the late Buffalo Bills fullback Carlton Cookie Gilchrist asked the high court Tuesday to review whether the judge should have approved the potential $1 billion settlement without a full challenge to the scientific evidence presented jointly by both sides.This enormous settlement was settled without a shred of evidence (presented) by the NFL. Its just astounding ... because theres so much at stake here, lawyer Jared Beck said Wednesday.The appeal, for instance, questions why more money is awarded for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, than for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which some researchers link more closely with football concussions. At least two sets of other plaintiffs were granted extensions of the Tuesday deadline and can appeal through next month.Players lawyers who support the 2013 settlement negotiated with the league on behalf of 21,000 retirees insist their clients need financial and medical help now. Lawyer Jim Acho of Detroit, who sent a letter to clients Tuesday that said no further appeals had been filed and the payouts were imminent, called the Gilchrist appeal unbelievable.The Supreme Court is not going to hear these, said Acho, who represents about two dozen clients, including former Bears star Gale Sayers. Its just dragging this out unnecessarily, because the settlement is fair.The player lawsuits had initially accused the NFL of hiding what it knew about the link between concussions and CTE. The settlement awards up to $5 million for those with ALS; $4 million for past CTE deaths; and $3.5 million for advanced Alzheimers disease. The average payouts would be closer to $190,000.Critics complain the settlement, approved by Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody in Philadelphia, does not cover future CTE cases even though it may be able to be diagnosed in the living within 10 years. The lead negotiators said they instead set aside compensation or treatment for some CTE symptoms. That does not include the depression, aggression and mood swings reported by some former players who experienced repeated concussions.Gilchrists attorney said the lead lawyers are simply eager to divide fees expected to top $112 million.Cookie Gilchrist, an early civil rights activist, led a 1965 boycott that moved the American Football Leagues All-Star game to Houston after black players were denied restaurant and taxi service in New Orleans. His 2011 death was attributed to cancer, but he was posthumously found to have CTE, Beck said.Gilchrist died penniless in a Pittsburgh-area nursing home after battling psychological, emotional and personal problems that Beck linked to CTE.He was a man of extraordinary character and determination, the Miami lawyer said. His son Scott has taken up the mantle. In many ways, he sees this as a vindication of his fathers strengths and beliefs.---AP NFL websites: and story has been corrected to show that Gale Sayers played football for the Bears, not the Bills.Discount Nike Air Max 97 . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Black Friday Nike Air Max 97 . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. Cyber Monday Nike Air Max 97 . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. Nike Air Max 97 Online . The winner Saturday will remain in the elite 10-team field next year. "We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and good things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors.LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms havent changed and his return to NASCAR doesnt appear imminent.NASCARs most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race Sunday because he suffers from symptoms of a concussion.Earnhardt tweeted Saturday there was no change in his condition. He wrote: Symptoms have plateaued over the last week. Balance/Gaze Stabilization are only issues. Docs preaching patience.Jeff Gordon came out of retirement to drive for Earnhardt lastt week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Gordon will race the No.dddddddddddd 88 car again this weekend at Pocono Raceway. No decision has been made by Hendrick Motorsports about next weeks race at Watkins Glen.Earnhardt had said on his weekly podcasts that he was struggling with balance and nausea. He said Monday that doctors have given him daily exercises to improve his balance. ' ' '

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