I wanted to share an update to the retired players with my readers.
Bob Grant will be joining us on Monday June 4 to bring us up to date on the issues that face retired players. Please join me in supporting our retired players. It was on their backs and their bodies that the NFL that we all love was built.
Communique on Retired Player Progress
Fellow Retired Players,
Just a moment to bring you up to speed on a few recent events.
The Independent Retired Player Summit, held in Las Vegas Last week was great. Under the new format it was the best that we have had. The Lawyers and Doctors presenting were allowed twenty minutes to introduce themselves and then given time to conduct individual workshops. All gave great, interesting, informative and compact presentations. The Players and Wives were given two hours each day for forums and discussion. If you were unable to attend I can tell you that they were fantastic. More than a dozen of them agreed to serve on a committee to work toward Improvement and Advancement of Retired Player Affairs and encouraging ALL Retired Players, from every quarter, to do the same , regardless of their affiliation. Please be advised that no one elected the members of this Committee. They are just volunteers and their hope is that you will join them in their future efforts to work toward Advancement and Improvement of our affairs..
Finally, the Courts seem to have rejected us in our attempt to get the NFLPA to pay everyone who was not included in the Parrish/Adderly Lawsuit. While the NFLPA seems very pleased at getting to keep the money that should have been paid to you, the fact remains that they stole and sold Retired Players’ images and identities and sold them without compensating you. The 2062 men that the Court forced them to pay in 2010 received up to $14,700.00 per man. We will continue to pursue them until they pay you for what they did.
We will also continue to work to get our one, two and three year man vested. There are some who fail to realize that we are working for them in all that we do. Hopefully they will see that all of our Advocates and Activist deserve their support.
This isn’t baseball where you are only allowed three (3) strikes and you are out. We get to continue swinging until we are where we want to be.
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