NFL Retirees Still Seeking Inclusion In Talks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL retirees say they have fresh complaints against the league and players they accuse of negotiating a new labor deal without them.

Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller is the lead plaintiff for the retirees.

Attorneys for the Eller plaintiffs asked a judge Wednesday for permission to update an existing complaint signaling their intent to sue both sides for allegedly leaving them out of the labor talks. The retirees say a federal appeals court decision upholding the lockout is one of the reasons an update is needed and so are the “unlawful” ongoing talks that don’t include them.

The retirees say the NFL and NFLPA “have conspired” to set low retiree benefit and pension payments.

A hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 8 in Minneapolis on the retirees’ complaint.

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