9th Circuit: NFL Player May Not Seek California Workers' Comp Benefits

9th Circuit: NFL Player May Not Seek California Workers' Comp Benefits

PASADENA, Calif. - A former professional football player failed to establish that he was entitled to benefits under California's workers' compensation regime for the pain and suffering he alleges he experiences as a result of injuries sustained during his career, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 6, upholding a trial court ruling (Bruce Matthews v. National Football League Management Council, et al., No. 11-55186, 9th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 16295).

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