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NFL Wants Lurtsema Held In Contempt For Letter On Settlement Talks
Published December 5, 2012
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Lurtsema, who played from '67-77, attended settlement discussions between the players and NFL last week. The court has placed a gag order on the parties. Lurtsema on Monday published a letter that detailed the talks, though the NFL’s motion disputes the accuracy of the retirees’ missive. “Lurtsema’s letter discloses (and distorts) many of the terms of the proposed settlement, in flagrant violation of the court’s repeated admonitions to all parties that the settlement negotiations, which are being conducted under the court’s supervision, must be held in strict confidence,” the NFL wrote.
The lawsuit, Dryer v NFL, filed in '09, alleges players have not been paid for NFL Films' use of their image, while the league says these rights were signed away in collective bargaining.