Retired NFL Players Still Seeking Better Benefits

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The group of retired NFL players that was part of the labor talks during the lockout last year has not given up a push for better post-career care.

The dozens of players, including several members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, filed a lawsuit against the NFL Players Association last fall. The complaint alleges the union illegally sacrificed some of the league revenue that was supposed to go toward additional retirement benefits so that current players could keep more money.

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson will hear oral arguments from both sides in court on Wednesday in Minnesota.

NFLPA spokesman Carl Francis says the union won’t comment on the lawsuit. The NFLPA has filed a motion to have the case dismissed.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. susan says:

    these men know when they accept a contract to play for an nfl team, that the lifespan of their careers is probably 10 to 15 years at best..they are aware that knees go bad,shoulders turn arthritic, and brains that have been banged around can have other issues..if indeed the nfl is taking money due these retired players to give it to current players, then they should file the much money as these people received during their careers,i find it odd that retirement funds should have ever been an issue ….

  2. Ms. M says:

    NFL players who have played 10-15 years should’ve made enough money to fund several small villages and if they piddled away their money, it’s their own fault they have no more money. There is no reason to offer them additional retirement benefits. They’re beginning to sound like government workers.

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