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Ex-NFL player comments on lawsuit against Houston Texans

Former Philadelphia Eagles and Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans requested a Texas federal court to send his tort claims against the Houston Texans back to state court on Friday, December 30. Ryans claims the case does not implicate the National Football League’s collective bargaining agreement.

The Texans said the personal injury claims are preempted by the collective bargaining agreement under the Labor Management Relations Act.

In his motions to remand, Ryans argued that, “In fact, the only reference Ryans makes to the CBA in his first amended petition is by way of an express disclaimer providing that none of his claims ‘based on any provision of the [CBA] governing the terms and conditions of employment of [NFL] players.’ Furthermore, Ryans expressly states that the CBA is not the source of any claim asserted herein and expressly disclaims any potential remedy or cause of action that could be brought under the CBA for the injury and/or occurrence in question.”

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