Ex-Players Suing NFL
- Updated: August 21, 2013
The NFL is being sued by ex-players who want to be paid for having their images, names and likenesses being used to promote the league. The class action suit, filed in U.S. District Court, names ten players, including five Hall of Famers, in the suit.
The Hall of Fame players are Curly Culp, John Riggins, Ron Yary, Dave Casper and Tom Mack. Other players named include Willie Buchanon, Roman Gabriel, Joe Kapp, Phil Villapiano and
It has to be difficult for the older players, who left their bodies on the playing field, to see all the money that is being made by the NFL and the today’s players, when they played for peanuts. Ex-players have tried to sue the NFL for money to compensate for injuries incurred during their playing days and now this.
This suit may have been brought about by the NCAA and EA Sports facing similar litigation in California. The NFL suit references a California ruling regarding EA Sports not being able to use First Amendment protection.
I’m sure this isn’t the last suit we will see former NFL players file against the NFL If there is an angle where they can try to squeeze the financially successful NFL, they will make the attempt.