Judge Consolidates NFL Players Lawsuits

Judge in NFL cases combines Brady, Eller lawsuits

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The federal judge handling the lawsuits
against the NFL has combined the cases involving current and former
players.
      U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted the
request by retired players, including Hall of Famer Carl Eller, to
consolidate their suit with one filed last month by MVP
quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and others.
      Neither the Brady plaintiffs nor the NFL objected to combining
the cases, according to a court document filed Monday.
      
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