NFL Players Lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Six former players have sued the NFL for using their names and images for profit without their permission.

The players filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday in federal court. The lawsuit accuses the NFL of exploiting retired players' identities to market the league's "glory days" without compensating the players.

The players include former Vikings Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Ed White. The other players are Fred Dryer, Elvin Bethea and Dan Pastorini.

In a statement, attorneys for the retirees call on the NFL to "do the right thing" and share revenue from any use of the players' likenesses.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello had no comment because the league has
not yet reviewed the lawsuit.
On the Net: A copy of the lawsuit:

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