• NFLPA warns players' agents about New Orleans Saints-sponsored workers compensation legislation, report says

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated May 17, 2014
    The NFLPA continues to push hard against the New Orleans Saints-sponsored House Bill 1069, which aims to calculate workers' compensation benefits for professional athletes based only on weekly earnings at the time of the injury, rather than the average weekly earnings over the entire year. "Accordingly, we have always aggressively fought any effort by the NFL or its teams to seek 'special' legislation which would bar or reduce workers' compensation benefits for professional athletes. The New Orleans Saint...
    Source: nola.com
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