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

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

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

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

How the NFLPA Votes

Well, as of last night, DeMaurice Smith is Executive Director of the NFLPA once again for 3 more years. And according to media articles now coming out, it was unanimous. But we also know how these people always vote: Unanimously. … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Who Ruined the NFL Players Union?

 EDITOR’S NOTE: With the NFLPA Executive Director position up for voting this weekend – in Maui once again no less – there are more questions than answers when it comes to the State of the Union (pun intended). Patrick Hruby … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The NFL Union Head Election is Turning Ugly and Shady

EDITOR’S NOTE: In case any of you have forgotten, the NFLPA Executive Director gig is coming up for election in Hawaii. Patrick Hruby provides us with a great post on the candidates and the real issues that the players – retired … Continue reading

John Hogan: Some Thoughts and Concerns About the NFL Concussion Settlement

…from a Disability Attorney’s Perspective EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend and long-time advocate for retired players, John Hogan, has been a successful practicing attorney specializing in Social Security and Disability cases from his office in Atlanta. John has represented many retired … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Devil is in the Details

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sports Journalist, Patrick Hruby, wrote an exceptionally detailed overview of the preliminary approval of the NFL Concussion settlement offer yesterday and we’ve been given permission to post his article here for the retired players to read. Patrick analyzes … Continue reading

The REAL NFL Concussion Suits are Just Beginning Now

Players contest NFL concussion deal Updated: May 5, 2014, 10:15 PM ET By Lester Munson | ESPN.com Seven former NFL players filed a court motion Monday to challenge the $765 million NFL concussion settlement, arguing that the deal struck between … 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

Why?

We’re quickly approaching the deadline for Opting Out of the NFL Films Settlement offer deadline this Friday and we can’t help but think about all the different “Whys?” that keep coming up in our Comments Section as more and more … Continue reading

Spencer Kopf: Making an Informed Decision for Yourself

“In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell . At the request of pre-1993 former NFL players, I have decided to write an opinion regarding certain matters pertaining to the settlement offer … Continue reading

NFL Déja Vu

. I received my latest Retirement Plan notification today that the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan was underfunded once again. All pension plans are required by federal law to inform its beneficiaries about such events or else most … 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