Ex-NFLers Seek OK Of Contested $42M Publicity Rights Deal

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT) -- A group of retired National Football League players asked a Minnesota federal judge Friday to approve a $42 million class action settlement of their publicity rights suit against the league, saying most class members backed the deal and it should not be derailed by the “tiny fraction” of the class that is fighting it.

Former Cleveland Browns running back James "Jim" Brown, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Fred Barnett and other retired players said more than 25,000 ex-NFL players — 90 percent of the class — decided...
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