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    Jim Marshall suing the NFL.

    [size=14pt]Six retired players sue NFL, alleging improper use of their names, images
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    MINNEAPOLIS -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Elvin Bethea and five other players filed a lawsuit against the NFL on Thursday, accusing the league of using their names and images for profit without their permission.

    The plantiffs, who filed their class-action suit in federal district court, say the NFL exploited retired players' identities in films, highlight reels and memorabilia to market the league's "glory days" without compensating them.
    The other players listed in the suit are Jim Marshall, Ed White, Joe Senser, Fred Dryer and Dan Pastorini.
    In June, a group of more than 2,000 retirees won a $26.25 million settlement with the NFL Players Association over the use of their likenesses in video games, trading cards and other sports products. The retirees sued in 2007, accusing the union of failing to actively pursue marketing deals for such products.
    Do they have a case?

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    Re: Jim Marshall suing the NFL.

    ??? Why are you highlighting just Marshall?

    You do realize that Joe Senser & Ed White were Vikings don't you?

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Jim Marshall suing the NFL.

    well, there goes Marshall's shot at even going to the Hall.

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