Bob Stein on the NFL Films Dental Plan

EDITOR’S NOTE: We just received this update from Bob Stein on the NFL Films Dental Plan so posting it now to keep everyone informed! To my fellow retired players – The Dryer v. NFL Settlement Agreement called for NFL payments … Continue reading

SIX vs ZERO: Why We Oppose the NFL Settlement

EDITOR’S NOTE: The original six plaintiffs in the NFL (Films) Lawsuit just released their official overview on why they remain opposed to the proposed Settlement Offer. . Why We Oppose the NFL Settlement By Fred Dryer, Elvin Bethea, Dan Pastorini, … Continue reading

Objections Filed in Dryer vs NFL Films Settlement Offer

Objections against the NFL Films Settlement offer have been arriving at the court in Minnesota. Here are a couple of recent examples. . Former tight end and Super Bowl champion (New England Patriots 2004) Jed Weaver’s letter to the court … Continue reading

How Stupid Do They Think Retired Players Are?

Well, it’s been over a week since we were last threatened by Dan Gustafson’s office. And the paperwork citing your options has now gone out to all those retired players that can be located. At least that’s what one would … Continue reading

Billions or Millions? Who Really Knows?

So here we go again. We received a 6-page letter from Dan Gustafson of Gustafson Gluek PLLC with an additional 33-page attachment from the long-winded proposed Settlement Offer in the Dryer vs NFL Films lawsuit. Rather than attaching the selected … Continue reading

IFV 2013 NFL Films Part II – Making the Case Against the Settlement: Fred Dryer

The original lawsuit against NFL Films was filed with Fred Dryer as the original lead plaintiff with Elvin Bethea, Jim Marshall, Joe Senser, Dan Pastorini and Ed White joining him early in the process. Bob Stein and Tom Ward were … Continue reading

IFV 2013 NFL Films Part II – The Case Against the Settlement: Michael Ciresi

Attorney Michael Ciresi (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi) is one of the attorneys representing the Original Six Plaintiffs in the Dryer vs NFL Films lawsuit. Ciresi was the attorney who made the case against the Settlement Offer in Minnesota Federal … Continue reading

IFV 2013: NFL Films Part I – The Case for the Settlement Ron Mix

As we were planning our Conference over the last few weeks leading up to this past weekend, we had many discussions on the best way to present both sides of the Settlement Offer to the retired football player community so … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Your Basic Rights 101

Yakub Hazzard from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi spent over an hour explaining and answering questions about basic visual rights, how they work and what others can – and can’t – do with them. This is the basic primer that … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Our Panelists and Schedule

With last-minute itinerary changes and arrivals, we’ve been juggling our Conference schedule to accommodate everything. And we’ve also made some minor additions to our schedule as well in order to cover some very recent events that we believe most of … Continue reading

IFV 2013: A Lot Happens in a Week!

Wow! A lot has happened in the past week as we’ve been preparing for our upcoming Conference! We’re edging closer to the vote on AB 1309 in California which will disqualify most professional athletes from Workers Compensation claims in the … Continue reading

Dryer Plaintiffs Oppose Proposed NFL Films Settlement

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the official press release issued on behalf of the original plaintiffs regarding the Dryer vs NFL Films Settlement “Offer” sanctioned by the court on Monday. For the record, as you will read in this public announcement,  … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Who Owns You?

Well, by now many of you have already taken a look at Monday’s Court Order granting preliminary approval of the settlement offer in the Dryer vs NFL Films lawsuit. (You can read the filing by clicking HERE.) . And here’s … Continue reading

Final NFL Films Settlement Offer: Good or Bad?

A few years ago, we could hear the cussing all the way from NFLPA Headquarters in Washington DC when someone explained the meaning of our Gene Marie Antoinette “Let ’em eat cake” picture to Gene Upshaw. Well, after hearing Judge … Continue reading

BREAKING: Order Granting Preliminary Approval Dryer vs NFL Films

THIS JUST IN: An Order Granting Preliminary Approval in the  Dryer vs NFL Films suit has just been filed in the District Court of Minnesota. Note the new, l-o-n-g list of Plaintiffs in this filing. We now know that the … Continue reading