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Retirees appeal dismissed lawsuit

Updated: June 21, 2012, 6:49 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The retired players whose lawsuit against the NFL Players Association was dismissed last month have filed an appeal.

The group led by Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller filed Thursday with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson rejected their claims that the current players and their attorneys had no right to bargain with the NFL about retiree benefits last summer because they weren't legally a union then.

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