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Ex-NFL Cornerback Wins Nearly $1 Million, Ongoing Disability Pay

July 5, 2022, 2:42 PM

Retired cornerback Charles Dimry won $969,100 and ongoing disability benefits in his lawsuit against the National Football League retirement plan, a judgment issued in California federal court shows.

Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of the US District Court for the Northern District of California awarded Dimry $568,260 in retroactive benefits from October 2014, along with $182,840 in interest and $218,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs. She also ordered the league plan to pay him monthly benefits at the “Inactive A” level under the plan’s generally applicable terms.

Corley’s July 1 judgment comes one month after she issued an opinion ruling that ...