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"The National Football League Players Association has been ordered to pay its retired players USD 28 million in royalties over licensing agreements, including those made with Electronic Arts.

A jury said the union violated the terms of the players' group licensing agreements by failing to pay out royalties over various deals including videogames and trading cards, among others. The retired players claimed they were entitled to a share in royalties from Electronic Arts even if their own images weren't used."

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# 1 CMH @ 11/12/08 03:23 PM
Sad that they were forced to do this. The NFL has been horrible at rewarding it's past, with many of them struggling financially despite the NFL making a profit off their name, number, and image.

Why did something like this have to come from a judge? The NFL needs to step up it's efforts to protect the retired players, especially the ones from prior to the million dollar salaries.
 

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