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NFL Benefit Plans Fight Player Allegations of Disability Cuts

Feb. 17, 2021, 4:16 PM

A lawsuit by retired football players challenging how National Football League benefit plans provide disability benefits should be dismissed because the players sued the wrong parties and because they failed to show how they’d be harmed by the challenged plan changes, the plans told a federal judge in Chicago.

The proposed class action by former players Lance Brown, Amon Gordon, and Charles Grant challenges shifts among benefit plans that were made through the collective bargaining process, but the players didn’t sue the parties that had authority to bargain over these shifts, the NFL retirement and disability plans said in a ...

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