NFL retirement plan calls ex-player’s ERISA suit a ‘conspiracy’

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By Katie Buehler (March 1, 2022, 5:02 PM EST) — An NFL pension plan has urged a Texas federal judge to end a benefits dispute brought by a former Kansas City Chiefs player, saying the lawsuit is based on “conspiracy theories”. ‘, while the player insists he has proven it was a systemic violation of benefits rights.

NFL Players’ Retirement Plan Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle argued Monday in a motion for summary judgment that former player Michael Cloud made baseless allegations that the plan violated the Income Security Act of Retirement Employee when he wrongly denied his request to be assigned to a higher category of disability benefits. The plan attacked Cloud’s claims as “misdirected,…

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