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Former NFL players can sue union over licensing deal

Updated: May 2, 2008, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge ruled this week that retired NFL players can move ahead with a class-action lawsuit that claims the players union has not paid retirees for use of their images, likeness and names in group marketing deals.

U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup ruled Tuesday that NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley, who filed the lawsuit with two other retired players, can represent the roughly 3,000 retired players who signed group licensing agreements with the union ...

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