Retirees appeal dismissed lawsuit vs. NFLPA
The retired players whose lawsuit against the NFL Players
Association was dismissed last month have filed an appeal.
The group led by Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller filed
Thursday with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St.
U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson rejected their claims
that the current players and their attorneys had no right to
bargain with the NFL about retiree benefits last summer because
they weren’t legally a union then. Nelson in her May 29 order
denied their right to hundreds of millions of dollars in additional
post-career benefits they argued they were cheated out of during
lockout talks last year.
The retirees contended they were pushed out of negotiations to
streamline the mediation process despite a court order for their