Retired NFL Players Announcement

May 16, 2011

Retired NFL Players’ Representatives’ Unite!

The largest collective group of representatives for retired NFL players ever assembled met yesterday in Minneapolis, Minnesota and agreed to unanimously support the class action litigation brought by retired NFL players against the League and its member clubs. That lawsuit is now pending before Judge Susan Nelson in federal court in Minneapolis.
Among those present were:

  • Carl Eller
  • Irv Cross
  • Nolan Harrison III
  • Tony Davis
  • Jim McFarland
  • Jeff Nixon
  • Dave Pear
  • Brent Boyd
  • Bob Stein
  • Shawn Stuckey (retired NFL player and attorney for the Eller class)

Mike Ditka was also among those represented and expressing support but not able to be present.
Any questions concerning this press release should be directed to Michael Hausfeld at Hausfeld LLP (202) 540-7200 or Daniel Mason, Mark Feinberg, or Shawn D. Stuckey at Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason (612) 336-9100.
The 110-page Amended Complaint as well as a copy of the subsequent Injunction Order from Judge Nelson are posted to Scribd for viewing and to make it downloadable. You can also click the Fullscreen button to enlarge it for easier navigation (hit the ESC key to close).
Filed Amended NFL Retired Players Class Action Complaint
Judge Nelson Ruling Against NFL Lockout

4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Jennifer Thibeaux
    May 16th, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    Jennifer drJ Thibeaux

    Excited to see the amendment and momentum for retired players. I’m going to keep talking about these issues so that the message is carried to the mainstream. An entire industry cannot continue to ignore the people who broke their backs and traded their quality of lives for the good of the program. I talked about you guys again today on my radio show and will continue to do so every week until all retired players receive their just due. The documentary is moving along. Will be reaching out to this audience so that people have an opportunity to share their stories!

    Let’s Go!

    — Jenn

  2. Gregg Bingham
    May 17th, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Greg Bingham


    You go, girl………….and thanks for all you do!

    From all of us
    Gregg Bingham

  3. Kathy Smith
    May 21st, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Lucious Smith -  How Many Fingers?

    This is what Lou and I have been talking about from the beginning. A joint effort of all players and thier organizations to unite as one force to get the medical, retirement, disability benefits they have earned and deserve.

    Kathy & Lucious Smith

  4. Kathy Smith
    May 30th, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Lucious Smith -  How Many Fingers?

    On this Memorial Day, say a prayer for all of our forgotten, fallen brothers who have passed on due to game related diseases.

    Kathy & Lucious Smith
    Retired NFL Player 1980 – 1986
    LA Rams, KC Chiefs, SD Chargers