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With Vrabel retiring, Brady plaintiffs can cut off Eller plaintiffs

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Lawyer Michael Hausfeld, who represents the plaintiffs in the Carl Eller class action, explained on Friday’s PFT Live that his clients are in position to speak for the retired players because the Tom Brady class action has no plaintiffs who are retired players.

With one of the Brady plaintiffs — Mike Vrabel — reportedly retiring, the Brady class action now has that base covered.

And so the Brady plaintiffs immediately should file a motion for leave to amend the complaint to assert on behalf of Vrabel, and thus on behalf of all retired players, any and all claims that retired players may be able to assert.

Frankly, it’s still doubtful that retired players have any claims to assert.  But to the extent that the Brady plaintiffs represent all current and former players, the Brady class can settle all claims without having to worry about the Eller plaintiffs screwing up the process.

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14 Responses to “With Vrabel retiring, Brady plaintiffs can cut off Eller plaintiffs”
  1. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 10, 2011 12:36 AM

    Umm… Yeah. That’s what I was telling the wife. Exactly.

  2. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Jul 10, 2011 12:42 AM

    In one sense, it would be entirely appropriate for Vrabel, who played multiple roles on the football field, to assume a somewhat different role in the lawsuit.

  3. kindbass says: Jul 10, 2011 1:20 AM

    Hey I’m no law buff, but wouldn’t it be up to Vrabel to decide if he wants to represent ALL retired players? And likewise, wouldn’t it be up to retired players to decide if they want Vrabel representing them?

  4. clayton43 says: Jul 10, 2011 3:06 AM

    Screw this lawsuit…

  5. descendency says: Jul 10, 2011 4:18 AM

    All that’s left is for Mike Vrabel to tell kids to get off his lawn.

  6. MichaelEdits says: Jul 10, 2011 4:24 AM

    One might claim that Vrabel retired solely for this purpose, showing once again that Belichick coached him well, but I’m not going to claim anything like that. No, not me.

  7. brownsclown says: Jul 10, 2011 6:28 AM

    Who cares?

  8. joetoronto says: Jul 10, 2011 7:23 AM

    How the hell did football become so political?

  9. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 10, 2011 9:04 AM

    Lame.

  10. paulbrownsrevenge says: Jul 10, 2011 9:40 AM

    Rumor has it Fickell wants him to be a defensive coach for Ohio State.

  11. purplescar says: Jul 10, 2011 11:20 AM

    Whatever, this game is really starting to suck.

  12. tommyf15 says: Jul 10, 2011 11:40 AM

    I’ve said this before, but if Vrabel retires and moves away from the NFL Jeffrey Kessler could have a perfect test case for his anti-trust action as neither the owners nor the NFLPA has any juristiction over him.

  13. usfmikeb says: Jul 10, 2011 2:31 PM

    If Vrabel retires, he will no longer have any standing in this case…

  14. thumper00 says: Jul 10, 2011 11:19 PM

    And if Vrabel farts in the woods and nobody is there to hear it DID HE REALY FART ??
    REALY WHO CARES?????

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