NFL reaction to NFLPA’s comments about recent court ruling on workers compensation:

“The NFLPA’s statements regarding the court’s ruling are completely inaccurate. The federal court decision issued last week concerned only the question of the proper calculation of workers compensation benefits received by NFL players who also have received from their clubs injury protection payments under the recently expired CBA. The court ruled that a prior arbitration decision on how such offsets should be calculated under the NFL Player Contract should be enforced. The NFL clubs have fully abided by that decision. Contrary to the NFLPA’s statement, there was no finding by the federal court of any ‘unlawful’ conduct or any finding that an NFL club has failed to pay workers compensation benefits due to players under state law. It should also be noted that this subject was extensively discussed in the recent CBA negotiations that were abruptly terminated by the NFLPA.”

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