Attorney: More retirees filing lawsuit vs. NFLPA
More former players have filed another lawsuit against the NFL
Players Association, saying better retirement benefits were
sacrificed so current players could keep more money.
Attorney Shawn Stuckey told The Associated Press on Wednesday he
filed the complaint in federal court for 19 retired players
including former Chicago receiver Willie Gault and running back
Hugh McElhenny, who starred for San Francisco in the 1950s.
Stuckey said more retirees came forward after he filed a lawsuit
against the NFLPA last month that seeks at least $5 million in
damages on behalf of a group of 28 ex-players, mostly Hall of
Famers. Judge Susan Richard Nelson gave the union until Nov. 7 to
respond to that complaint. The cases could be combined.
An NFLPA spokesman didn’t immediately return a message seeking