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Money for research and new rules for handling head injuries are part of a settlement the NCAA has reached with college players. (Source: MGN) Money for research and new rules for handling head injuries are part of a settlement the NCAA has reached with college players. (Source: MGN)

(CNN) - The NCAA reached a $70 million settlement with dozens of college athletes in a class action suit over head injuries.

The settlement requires mandatory regulations coaches must follow if an athlete experiences a head injury during a game or practice.

It will prevent athletes from returning to a game after a concussion.

The money will go to testing and research.

A federal judge must approve the deal before it can take effect.

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