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Erin Henderson Tackles the NY Jets with Wrongful Termination Suit

Erin Henderson, former New York Jets linebacker, sued the Jets on Friday, September 29, 2017, alleging the team wrongfully terminated his employment because of his bipolar disorder. He is seeking punitive damages along with $3.3 million in compensatory damages — the amount of his unpaid 2016 salary plus his non-guaranteed 2017 salary. Henderson alleges the Jets placed him on the non-football injury (NFI) list on Oct. 22 without saying why, leading other teams to shy away from signing him, thinking it was related to previous…

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Ex-NFLer Dismisses NFLAA Contract Cap Arguments as Irrelevant

In response to the National Football League Alumni Association’s (NFLAA) attempt to limit its liability in a suit, Earl Christy, former Jets player, is maintaining that the NFLAA’s arguments are inapplicable. In April 2015, Mark Bouldin, a developer of assisted-living centers and a non-party to the suit, entered into a consulting agreement with Christy. The ex-NFLer introduced Bouldin to NFLAA President, Joe Pisarcik. Christy is now claiming that he was fired by Mark Bouldin after Pisarcik colluded with the association and induced Bouldin to fire…

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NFL Players’ Workers’ Compensation Offset Suit Revisited by Second Circuit

On April 19, 2013, the Second Circuit reopened a claim allowing injured former National Football League (NFL) players from teams including the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, and Carolina Panthers to go forward with further litigation against the National Football League Management Council (council) over the size of workers’ compensation offsets that can be claimed by their former teams. The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and the council are parties to a collective bargaining agreement that incorporates a standard player’s contract into its terms…

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