WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Vikings

Retirees Send Letter To NFL Asking For Input

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Vikings Central
Shop for Vikings Gear
Buy Vikings Tickets

NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of retired football players has sent the NFL a letter asking to be a part of the collective bargaining negotiations.

The letter was sent Thursday and a copy of it was provided to The Associated Press by Michael Hausfeld, an attorney for the retired players.

In it, the players refer to a letter they received from Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and Packers CEO Mark Murphy that said improving benefits and retirement plans were a “top priority.”

The retired players say the disbanded players’ union does not have the right to negotiate for them.

Retired players filed a complaint on July 4 alleging that the NFL and NFLPA “have conspired” to set low retiree benefit and pension payments.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,811 other followers