Retired NFL Players Awarded $7.1 Million

The jury said the union owed the retirees $7.1 million in actual damages for failing to include them in lucrative marketing deals with Electronic Arts Inc., the maker of the popular “Madden NFL” video games, sporting card companies and other sponsorship agreements.

Herb Adderley, 69, played cornerback for the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, playing in four of the first six Super Bowls. He was the class action’s representative. He came to court everyday wearing his yellow “NFL Alumni” sports jacket. He cried after the verdict and provided the quote of the month: “I won three Super Bowls and this feels better than all of them combined,” Adderley told reporters. “I always felt I had one big play left.”

I just love that line.