Ex-NFLers Hit League With Antitrust Action

Law360, New York (March 28, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT) -- Former National Football League pro bowler Carl Eller and other NFL alumnus filed a putative class action against the league Monday in Minnesota, calling it a recidivist violator of antitrust laws.

Long-standing collusion among NFL teams stopped players from negotiating the pension and health benefits they could have in a competitive market, the ex-players said in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

The suit follows a previous class action filed by active players.

A lockout, which began in early...
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