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COURT REJECTS NFL FREE-AGENCY APPEAL

SHARE COURT REJECTS NFL FREE-AGENCY APPEAL

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by 26 NFL players and upheld a federal judge's approval last year of a legal settlement that created the league's current free agency system.

U.S. District Judgy David Doty in Minneapolis had ruled that the labor agreement announced in January 1993 was "fair, reasonable and adequate" to the players who had filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the league's Plan B system. A three-judge panel agreed with Doty.