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Carl Eller, other former players, sue NFL players' union

Former Vikings great Carl Eller leads a list of 28 past NFL players suing the Players Association for $5 million. They say the current players leaped-frogged over the ex players during recent contract negotiations, excluding them from revenue discussions. The plaintiffs include some 25 Hall-of-Famers and players going back to the 1940s.
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Former Vikings great Carl Eller leads a list of 28 past NFL players suing the Players Association for $5 million. They say the current players leaped-frogged over the ex players during recent contract negotiations, excluding them from revenue discussions. The plaintiffs include some 25 Hall-of-Famers and players going back to the 1940s.

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