A former professional football player, whose National Football League employment contract waived application of California workers’ compensation law, sought to vacate an arbitration award that denied the player’s pursuit of California workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that allegedly occurred over the course of the player’s football career. The court rejected the player’s arguments that the award constituted a violation of California and federal labor policy, and that the award reflected a manifest disregard of California law. The player’s injuries, the court explained, could not be sufficiently tied to events occurring in California. Without a “clear” indication that a California court would apply that state’s law, the award could not be deemed to violate California and federal labor policy, which in turn precluded the player’s contention that the award violated the Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Clause. Matthews v. National Football League Management Council, Case No. 11-5186 (9th Cir. Aug. 6, 2012).