Ex-NFL Star Giles Wants Out Of $42M Publicity Rights Accord

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT) -- Former NFL tight end Jimmie Giles on Thursday asked to be excluded from a $42 million agreement that retired players reached with the league to settle a publicity rights suit, a deal that several players lambasted for allegedly providing "zero" benefit to the athletes who had filed the complaint.

The one-page exclusion request submitted to a Minnesota federal court did not explain why Giles, who played in four Pro Bowls during his career with the league from 1977 to 1990, wanted no part of the agreement,...
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