Ex-NFLers Acting Like 'Children' Over $42M Deal, Judge Says

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Monday approved the National Football League's $42 million settlement resolving a class action over the handling of former players' publicity rights and called out a group of ex-players opposing the deal, saying they were acting like children who didn't get dessert.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson granted preliminary approval to the settlement and rebuffed a group of six former players, lead by ex-Los Angeles Rams defensive end Fred Dryer, who complained the settlement wouldn't directly benefit players. Under the terms...
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