A federal jury just ruled that the NFL Players Association must pay its retired players $28 million in royalties from licensing deals with video game companies, such as Electronic Arts, who used the playersÂ images and likeness in their games.
Given that the union represents around 2,100 players, this works out to aboutÂ $13,500 per player (before lawyer fees). Will this stop retired NFL stars like William “the Fridge” Perry from laying brick at his construction job, or from desperate appearances that earn him some pocket change? Unfortunately not. Sorry Fridge.