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Ex-NFL Players Sue Over California Workers Comp Ban

Larry Centers and Troy Vincent were among more than 60 former National Football League players suing the organization’s management council to overturn an arbitration decision that bars them from seeking workers compensation in California.

The players were required under a December arbitration award to withdraw claims in the state and banned from claiming they are entitled to the benefits, according to a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in San Francisco. The players contractually waived their rights to file workers’ compensation benefits in California, an NFL arbitrator decided, according to the lawsuit.