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NFL retirees sue attorneys after suit settlement

- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Several retired football players are suing the attorneys who won a $26 million settlement from the NFL Players Association on their behalf.

The former players, including Paul Hornug, John Brodie and Marvin Cobb, claim the lawyers should have extracted even more money from the union.

The Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and McKool, Smith law firms represented hundreds of retired football players who accused the union of failing to properly market their commercial images. A jury agreed and awarded the retired players $28 million after a November 2008 trial.

The case later settled in exchange for the union dropping its appeal.

The new lawsuit filed July 21 in San Francisco alleges that the lawyers failed to show the jury crucial evidence that would have led to a bigger jury award.

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