Former Players’ Lawsuit Against NFLPA Dismissed: Latest Details, Reaction

August 18, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A lawsuit filed against the NFL Players Association by two former players who alleged the organization failed to disclose concussion information to its constituents has been dismissed.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk first reported the news. The suit, which was filed by Christian Ballard and Gregory Westbrooks in 2014, accused the NFLPA of numerous acts of malfeasance, mostly regarding alleged fraud and conspiracy to hide the dangers of head trauma from players.
"The judge found that the claims are barred by the federal Labor Management Relations Act, and that they were not timely filed under the six-month deadline that applies to claims under the Labor Management Relations Act," Florio wrote. 
The dismissal does not mean the NFLPA is innocent of the claims. The judge merely stated the lawsuit was invalid because it was filed well after the statute of limitations had passed.
Ballard last played in the NFL during the 2012...

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