Dave Pear, former Raider, announces IFV-TV.


This is a reprint of Dave Pear’s blog post of 4/18.  We thank him for appearing on NNR several times.  We also thank him for all the work he and others have done to help those that built the NFL to the 10 billion dollar a year business it has become.

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First of all, we want to thank every one of our readers for their patience. We’ve been intentionally quiet in holding back until the last minute to announce more about our Second Annual Independent Football Veterans Conference coming up this weekend in Las Vegas. A lot of our readers have been checking in and many of you (friends and others) have been anxiously looking for more details on our panel discussion topics.

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Tonight on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors


We welcome Neal Coolong Steeler beat writer for Behind the Steel Curtain and Yahoo Sports to preview the Browns game tonight.

Then Dave Pear well known NFL blogger joins me to bring us up to date on the status of lawsuits by retired NFL players to get the health benefits they deserve.

Finally, Dactar will join us to preview the Browns game.  We will end the show right at 7:30 then encourage everyone to switch over to his site http://www.blogtv.com/People/dactar  for his pregame show.

Also be sure to join Dactar for his Browns Pre-game show 45 minutes before kickoff.  Then for in game
chat, join Mr. Moohead and me on and stay tuned for his half time and post-game analysis (and rant if the team loses or plays poorly which is too often the case).

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball,
done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits
https://fryingpansports.com and was a senior writer for . He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at  http://www.merriam-press.com/.

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The devil of the new NFL CBA is in the details for retired players

NOTE:  This is a reprint of Mr. Hogan’s editorial.

We thank him for his efforts and encourage each reader to sign the petition for the independence of the retired players from the NFLPA.

By John V. Hogan, Esq.

The new CBA contains a provision that on its face appears to be of benefit to some retired NFL players receiving Total and Permanent disability benefits under the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan. Article 61, Section 2 (a) (i) provides that a player will be permitted to receive up to $30,000 per year of earned (i.e. “work”) income without affecting his disability benefits. Presumably this was enacted to allow guys to be paid some appearance fees or earnings from card signings and other events without jeopardizing their “total disability” eligibility.

However, I’m sure than many – if not most – retired NFL players who receive T&P disability from the Bell/Rozelle Plan also receive Social Security disability. If so, having earned income up to $30,000 per year would most likely cause a cessation of their SSA benefits. In general, a person receiving Social Security disability benefits may work and earn up to a maximum of $1,000 per month gross ($12,000 per … Read more at FryingPanSports

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