Retired players lawsuit dismissed against NFLPA

The lawsuit filed by retired NFL players against the NFL Players Association was dismissed in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday by Judge Susan Nelson Richard.

Nelson ruled the retired players had no legal right money in additional post-career benefits they claimed were lost during the lockout last year.

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Carl Eller, a Hall of Famer, was the lead plaintiff on behalf of the retireed players, who claimed that the NFL Players Association, which had decertified itself during the lockout, had no right to bargain with NFL owners on their behalf due to the fact that they were not a working union at the time because of the decertification.

According to the Associated Press, Michael Hausfeld, who is the lead attorney for the retired players, plans to appeal Nelson's decision to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.

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