While looking at Yahoo! Sports, I stumbled across this little gem. While the retired NFL players have filed a similar anti-trust lawsuit to the NFLPA's lawsuit concerning the lock-out, they're arguing about how the lockout hurts them because of threatening their retirement benefits. Yet, our own Big Cat himself, Jerry Richardson, wrote a letter to the retirees with Mark Murphy, the president of the Green Bay Packers. The letter, so the report says, not only outlines their offer to the NFLPA that specifically focused on the retired NFL players, but also to assure them that they won't be losing their benefits and that the clubs will honor their commitments to the retired players.It's interesting that the retired players have put in their own anti-trust lawsuit. More interesting still (to me, anyway), that the federal judge overseeing both cases allowed them both to be consolidated on Monday for purposes of resolving the player's injunction against the owner's lockout. However, I think it's nice to see that the Big Cat is involved in making certain the retired NFL players continue to maintain their benefits. Whether this is something that Richardson and Murphy have sent out on behalf of all the clubs, or whether it's solely in regards to Carolina and Green Bay, I'm not sure -- the article doesn't really specify for certain. But it does seem to make the retiree's anti-trust lawsuit stand on very shaky ground.
So what do you all think?
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