Retirees push for inclusion in labor talks
MINNEAPOLIS -- Carl Eller doesn't want to be one of the bad guys, not when the NFL seems so close to getting back to work.
The Hall of Fame defensive end, one of Minnesota's fearsome Purple People Eaters, is nonetheless unhappy about how he and his fellow retirees have been treated as NFL owners and current players negotiate a new deal to split more than $9 billion in revenue.
That deal, of course, will include retirement benefits for the former players of this dangerous sport.
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