Ex-NFL Players Split On $42M Publicity Rights Accord

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT) -- A group of retired National Football League players on Wednesday threw a potential wrench in the works of a proposed $42 million settlement of a publicity rights class action against the league, saying the deal provides a direct benefit of “zero” to the class.

The group of six former players, who include wide receiver Fred Dryer and Hall of Famer Elvin Bethea, asked a Minnesota judge to deny preliminary approval of the settlement at a hearing set for Friday. Under the terms of the deal, the...
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