Former NFL Player Sues Retirement Plan

On Friday, October 2, 2015, ex-NFL player Sean Berton brought suit against the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan, Retirement Plan Board, and Retirement Plan Committee under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Berton played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants from 2002-05. According to the complaint, Berton suffered “approximately a dozen concussions” during his NFL career, and began exhibiting neuro-cognitive problems in October 2005. After leaving the NFL, Berton took a job as a recruiter at Soloman …

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