Four Former NFL Players Sue League

Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller and three other former NFL players who have joined the players’ fight against the league.

Eller, former Pro Bowl running back Priest Holmes and ex-players Obafemi Ayanbadejo and Ryan Collins are listed as plaintiffs in the 44-page complaint filed Monday in federal court in Minneapolis. It seeks class-action status on behalf of all former players.

They’re asking that the lockout be lifted to ensure their pensions and health benefits remain funded. An attorney for the players says if the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement lasts for a year, those benefits will end.

Attorney Shawn Stuckey says retired players should have a “voice at the table,” too.

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  • vetdana

    This lockout is touching scores of peoples lives including former players.Their are a great number of businesses and people employed in support of NFL business and merchandising that are being affected NOW ! Every day this goes on more and more fans are becomming alienated to the point of making a conscience decision to shrink that 9 billion dollar gold mine that the players and oners are fighting over.Todays social media outlets expose everyone to this labor news on a daily basis.This has never happened in the past and as such has the potential to fuel the fire of discontent !I see a shrinking gold mine..

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