Dryer vs NFL (Films) Plaintiffs’ Objections Filed

Mar 20, 2013

Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi recently joined the NFL Films lawsuit and earlier today, Mike Ciresi filed a 23-page response and objections to the NFL’s proposed Settlement Agreement. We uploaded copies of today’s court filing to Scribd for easy viewing on our Blog and to make it available for downloading and printing. You can also click the Enlarge icon in the lower right corner of the menu at the bottom of the viewing screen to go Full Screen for easier reading (just hit the ESC key to close):

And we also received an overview from Ron Mix and how he currently views the proposed settlement. We wanted to put it all out there so all of you can now comment and voice your opinions on this litigation for the first time. Please post your comments in the Comments box below so we can have an open dialog about this.


4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Billy Truax
    March 21st, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Billy Truax

    Ron Mix puts forth the perils of litigation that come with every lawsuit but I don’t think it’s enough to accept this settlement offer. The NFL obviously feels some liability or they wouldn’t put forth an offer. The settlement offer has nothing to do with the merits of the players’ case as originally filed and goes to a totally different “charity” scenario. If the NFL thinks the players need some charity, they should originate and put forth their own efforts for such matters and not use charity as a negotiating tool in lawsuits with OUR money!

    The NFL brought forth their settlement guy and this is what he came up with? The players should be allowed to bring forth their own settlement offer. The total dollars involved have not been quantified or qualified and I suspect that $50 million is a drop in the bucket when total revenues for the allegations are considered. It’s BILLIONS, not a mere $50 million.

    This donation to “common good” without further recourse from any player and with the unused funds reverting back to the NFL is a pure scam with no legs and thus can carry no weight in the settlement of this issue.

    Yes, let’s settle but under a realistic and totally different framework for player compensation not another PR campaign for the NFL that allows them to convert more damage to the players into “do gooder/look at what we are doing for charity fraud.”

    Billy Truax
    LA Rams, Dallas Cowboys
    1964 – 1973

  2. Dave Pear
    March 21st, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Dave Pear

    Will a retired player actually receive any direct benefit from this agreement at all? I’m not talking about programs or insurance schemes.

    Hope someone can give an honest, clear answer on this asap for all of us!

    Dave Pear

  3. Christian Okoye
    March 24th, 2013 at 1:35 pm #


    Who accepted this settlement?!!

    A group of guys complains about their likeness being used for free. They hire attorneys for the complaint. NFL agrees to settle but only pays some of the attorneys and “donates” the rest to charity. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!

    Please. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

    What is Fred Dryer and his group saying about this?

    Christian Okoye
    Kansas City Chiefs
    1987 – 1992

  4. John Kompara
    April 21st, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    LA Chargers AFL

    I believe that whatever the final dollar settlement ends up, it should also be distributed along the same lines as the two checks we received from the NFLPA/Players Inc./EA lawsuit. Charity should always begin at home like that first settlement. As an older player, if we go the way this is presently headed, we will never receive one red cent as with the original case. It took a long time and a lot of dollars which came from the money in the FINAL distribution BEFORE the attorneys made a good dollar for their work.

    John Kompara 60
    John Kompara
    New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers AFL
    1959 – 1962