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Retired NFL players claim in lawsuit that NFLPA owes them money

Updated: October 21, 2008, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The NFL Players Association purposely excluded retirees from lucrative marketing contracts, cheating them out of millions of dollars in royalties, a lawyer for some retired players said Tuesday.

L. Peter Parcher accused Gene Upshaw, the longtime union chief who died in August, and other union leaders of "conflict of interest and deceit" during opening statements in a federal trial to determine whether retirees are owed any money.

"Hundreds of millions of dollars came ...

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