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Ex-Packers Quarterback Sues Over Disability Benefit ‘Switcheroo’

July 13, 2020, 4:27 PM

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Don Majkowski filed a proposed class action in Washington, D.C., federal court claiming that new restrictions on National Football League players’ ability to receive disability benefits were “secretly” added to the latest bargaining agreement between the NFL players’ union and its management council.

The proposed class action, filed July 10 by Majkowski and nine-year veteran running back Aveion Cason, claims players were subjected to a “rushed, sporadic, and ad hoc” voting process during which they had just nine days review and vote on a 456-page collective bargaining agreement.

The agreement was then “surreptitiously” changed to...

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