NFL seeks to seal the deal against players filing in California
The suit seeks "confirmation of an arbitration award that certain NFL players cease and desist from the pursuit of workers' compensation benefits in the state of California," the suit says.
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, says Georgia is the exclusive jurisdiction for Falcon players who file claims. The recent arbitration ruling ordered the players to withdraw their California workers' comp claims and file in Georgia. The players named in the suit are Roderick Coleman, Wilrey Fontenot, Tony Gilbert, Kindal Moorehead, Stanley Pritchett, Karon Riley, Brett Romberg, Jason Webster, and Dez White. Players from outside California have filed in that state due to a legal loophole. Several states have taken action to prevent such claims.
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April 19, 2012
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