Strokes: What did They Know and When Did They Know it?

As a few of my closest friend already know, I ended up in ICU exactly 2 weeks ago because of a hemorrhagic stroke. Totally unexpected and caught everyone off-guard – especially me! I was fortunate for many reasons, one of … Continue reading

Here’s the 2017 NFLPA LM-2

Here we go with this year’s LM-2 filing for the NFLPA just released at the end of May. 525 pages this year! Quick Glance: They now report 9,065 members compared to last year’s total of 6,542 members. And they closed … Continue reading

Just Say NO to Drugs, Roger!

So in recent weeks, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has used his soap box to condemn marijuana use by players as an alternative to the addictive opioids and other painkillers that the League’s team doctors continue to administer to their players. … Continue reading

First Annual CTE Awareness Day 2017

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Richard Sherman on Players and the NFL

Richard Sherman has never been one to hold back about what’s on his mind. In a recent interview with The Players’ Tribune, the Seattle Seahawks’ star cornerback tells it like it is about the reality of life in the NFL and … Continue reading

Almost Forgot! NFLPA 2015 – 2016 LM-2

Forgot to check on the Dept of Labor’s posts for annual LM-2’s and sure enough, the NFLPA’s latest filing was on May 27, 2016. So once again, your Union at work for you retired players. It looks like membership is … Continue reading

Larry Kaminski Says It All

Last week, Larry Kaminski (Denver Broncos 1966 – 1973) sat down and wrote a long overdue letter about his life during and after playing professional football in the NFL. This was sent out to his state representatives among others (including … Continue reading

Should You Get Ready for a Settlement?

Remember Jim Acho? He’s the attorney who ran against DeMaurice Smith in the last election for Executive Director of the NFLPA. Jim is with the law firm Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho with offices in several cities. He continues to … Continue reading

Your Union at Work

Once again, we have a retired player with a serious problem that’s even made the national news and all the social networks. Chris Brymer was found homeless in the streets of Victorville CA and a viral video spread everywhere to … Continue reading

The NFLPA is Pissed!

OK. So it’s been a couple of weeks since Aaron Gordon wrote his 3-part article on retired players and their seemingly endless battle for their earned benefits. Apparently, it didn’t go over too well with the NFLPA who released a … Continue reading

Aaron Gordon: Battle for Benefits PART 3

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 3 of Aaron Gordon’s 3-part series on VICE Sports on what happens to the older retired players after they retire from their years on the gridiron. Joe DeLamielleure was one of the toughest guys on the field for 13 years … Continue reading

Aaron Gordon: Battle for Benefits PART 1

EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the years, we’ve covered a lot of individual player’s battles in fighting for their earned benefits. Aaron Gordon has recently started a 3-part series on VICE Sports detailing more of these experiences that retired NFL players endure after … Continue reading

A Real Discussion about Football and the NFL

At last, a deeper discussion about where football has come from and how the game finds itself in the place it has arrived today – the good, the bad and the ugly. Hosted at the 2015 Bay Area Book Festival … Continue reading

Brady’s Deflategate Appeal Hearing

The entire 457-page transcript of Tom Brady’s Deflategate hearing was just released. So for those of you with too much time on your hands, it’s now uploaded to Scribd for easy reading and downloading. One thing you’ll note is how … Continue reading

It’s Here! NFLPA 2014 – 2015 LM-2

Among the many reasons the NFL walked away from its nonprofit status was the disclosure of payoffs – er, payouts – from and to its various partners. For many reasons, other sports leagues (e.g. – MLB) had long opted out of … Continue reading