NFL Retirement Plan Beats Ex-Player's Benefits Suit

Law360 (November 20, 2020, 9:07 PM EST) -- The National Football League's retirement plan beat a former linebacker's benefits lawsuit on Friday, with a New York federal judge ruling that the ex-player for the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts sued way too late.

Andre Royal's 2019 lawsuit rested on an allegation that the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan failed to send him a proper summary plan description in 2000. The extremely belated nature of the suit doomed his claims that the league hid information about the retirement plan and refused to let him upgrade benefits, U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan ruled.

"By any plausible measure, his...

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