NFLPA to appeal $28.1 million payout

Updated: February 5, 2009, 6:26 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The NFL Players Association is appealing a federal court decision ordering the union to pay $28.1 million to retired players for allegedly cutting them out of lucrative marketing deals.

NFLPA interim executive director Richard Berthelsen told The Associated Press on Thursday that the union contends the ruling "was wrongly decided by the jurors and that there was not sufficient evidence in the record on which to base the verdict they rendered."

A jury found in November ...

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