• War over workers comp in California

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 7, 2013
    The fight over workers comp reform for pro athletes isn't new. The battle in California is significant, however, because it's often regarded as the state of last resort, meaning out-of-state players who weren't informed of their workers comp rights by their teams or who had physical or cognitive issues surface after the statute of limitation lapsed in their home states The battle in California is significant, however, because it's often regarded as the state of last resort, meaning out-of-state players who weren't informed of their workers comp rights by their teams or who had physical or cognitive issues surface after the statute of limitation lapsed in their home states Reggie Williams' movements are as labored as his breathing. His hope is that the reality of his situation will persuade them to vote no on AB 1309, a bill that would prevent major- and minor-league athletes in all sports from filing workers compensation claims in California if they played or ended their careers with clubs outside the state. Williams, the NFL's Man of the Year in 1986 and Sports Illustrated's co-Sportsman of the Year in 1987, normally keeps the knee covered, but on this sunny April afternoon he repeatedly raises his pant leg and exposes it to cringing legislators.
    Source: CNNSI.com

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