According to a statement of claim filed in a Toronto court on Friday, the claimants want $180 million in outstanding wages, vacation, holiday and overtime pay and employer payroll contributions. It has been stressed that thousands of young players were given as low as $35 a week for practices, games, training and travelling that could add up to more than full-time hours. According to the claim, the league and its teams “conspired and agreed together . . . to act in concert to demand or require that all players sign a contract which the defendants knew was unlawful.” Furthermore, it was added that “such conduct was high-handed, outrageous, reckless, wanton, deliberate, callous, disgraceful, wilful and in complete disregard for the rights of the (players).” The allegations are yet to be proved in court.