Judge Combines All Player Lawsuits Against League

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson has combined the the lawsuits that involved current and former NFL players.

Judge Nelson granted the request made by several retired players, including Hall of Famer Carl Eller, who wanted to join their suit with one filed by current players, including Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and others

Neither the Brady plaintiffs nor the NFL objected to combining the cases, according to a court document filed Monday.

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