Seeking Justice for Disabled NFL Players

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys represents former National Football League (NFL) players who have faced repeated denials and breaches of fiduciary duty. We are committed to ensuring that disabled retired NFL Players and their beneficiaries receive the benefits they deserve.

Systematic Bias Against Disabled NFL Players

The defendants’ actions have revealed a pattern of systematic bias against disabled NFL Players, motivated by financial considerations. Through repeated lies, material misrepresentations, active concealment, and flagrant violations of the ERISA statute, regulations, and case law, the defendants have limited the payment of benefits to the very players whom the benefits plan was designed to help. This conduct and their ever-shifting inconsistent, and illogical interpretations of the plan’s terms showcase a troubling and disturbing pattern.

Exposing the Corrupt Board

By pulling back the curtain, we aim to expose the inner workings of the plan and the defendants’ unscrupulous tactics. As one district court recently stated, the abuses by the Board are part of a larger strategy to deny former NFL players suffering from severe head trauma the Active Football benefits they are entitled to. The breaches of fiduciary duty and the denial of benefits warrant extraordinary measures to ensure justice is served.

Navigating a Complex Process

Former players, including the plaintiffs and members of the proposed class, have been forced to navigate a complex and often unfair process to obtain the benefits they rightfully deserve. Despite the promises made by the benefits plan and the legal safeguards required by law, the Board has wrongfully and arbitrarily denied disability benefits. In reaching their decisions, the Board relied on compromised advisors, failed to consider critical information, and neglected their fiduciary obligations under ERISA and the plan itself.

AWKO Defends the Rights of Disabled NFL Players

At Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of disabled NFL players and their beneficiaries under ERISA. Our experienced attorneys are committed to obtaining justice, holding the fiduciaries accountable, and securing the benefits and relief our clients deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let us help you navigate the complex legal process to enforce your rights and obtain the benefits you are entitled to.


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