NFL can't cut players' workers comp

BY foxsports • March 28, 2011

Former NFL players won't see their money cut —  for now — thanks to a federal judge's ruling Monday.

Federal Judge Paul Crotty of the Southern District of New York issued an injunction requiring all NFL teams and owners to stop seeking to reduce the workers compensation benefits due to former NFL players as a result of injuries they suffered while playing the game, the NFL Players Association said in a statement released Monday afternoon.

While the NFLPA won an earlier ruling on this issue, teams and owners ignored the decision in workers compensation cases around the country. The federal court found this to be unlawful and has ordered teams to continue paying these former players the injury benefits to which they are entitled.

Workers compensation is a significant source of income for former players who suffered severe injuries during their playing days.

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