2016 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Welcomes Orlando Pace

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Orlando Pace has been named 2016’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class. He certainly deserves it after his prolific 13-year NFL career for the St. Louis Rams. On top of that, he’s a form Heisman Trophy finalist and one of Ohio State Buckeyes’ greatest players. This should have happened this year, but better late than never. The induction takes place in Canton, two hours away from Columbus. He will join some other great names of 2016, including Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Dick Stanfel, Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison and Eddie DeBartolo.

Due to his amazing college career at Ohio State, there were high expectations from the start of Pace’s pro football career. One of the things he became known for at college was the stat ‘pancake’. Being part of the first overall selection in the NFL Draft of 1997, he took the Rams all the way to Super Bowl XXXIV and made sure they won.

Before he retired, he finished with another Super Bowl win and then moved onto the Chicago Bears.

His career has finally seen the end that it always deserved. His name will go into football history and he is now immortal thanks to this induction into the Hall of Fame.

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Bob Grant’s update on the retired player issues.

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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.

 

Sincerely,

Bob Grant

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