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

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

NFLPA 2013 LM-2 – ALL 549 Pages!

The NFLPA just filed their 2013 LM-2 yesterday with the Dept. of Labor as required of all labor unions and associations. This year, it’s a whopping 549 pages long with plenty of disclosure including salaries, payouts and expenses. We’re just … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Pensions, Disability con’d: Latest Updates on Current Cases from John Hogan

The 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is going into its third year. How has it worked out for you and your families? How will some of the most recent disability rulings affect future cases? And just how did that Legacy … Continue reading

Jimmie Giles: Legally Eligible for FULL Disability Benefits

. In one of the most public displays of just how far the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Plan and its overpaid NFL lawyers will go after a retired player during the process to access his earned disability benefits, US District Court … Continue reading

One for the Good Guys: Andrew Stewart vs The Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Plan

. A lot of us have been following Andrew Stewart’s long and winding case against the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan. We first started posting a lot of the documents from Andrew’s applications for T&P football degenerative benefits … Continue reading

For the Record

On Sunday, the Denver Post published an article and interview I did last week with sports journalist, Terry Frei. Over the course of our conversation which mostly covered the issues of injuries and concussions and the subsequent consequences of the … Continue reading

Andrew Stewart: We ARE All Dog Food to the NFL

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some of you may remember Andrew Stewart’s long battle to access his earned Disability Benefits from the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Plan. He ended up taking them to court. You can read the earlier posts by clicking HERE, HERE, … Continue reading

Irv Muchnick: 2012 Is the Year of the Tobacco-Style Lawsuit

Happy Holidays, Football and Sports Concussion Establishment: 2012 Is the Year of the Tobacco-Style Lawsuit Posted with the express consent of Irv Muchnick from his blog Concussion Inc.: Published December 26th, 2011. . “The year 2011 will be the one … Continue reading

One More Lawsuit for the NFL and More…

First the serious stuff: One more helmet concussion lawsuit filed in California by Hausfeld LLP and Pearson Simon Warshaw & Penny LLP, on behalf of Cedrick Hardman and Tommy Mason against the NFL, Riddell and Easton-Bell. The two Exhibits include … Continue reading

Irv Muchnick: Dave Duerson’s Vanishing Act

Duerson Apparently Did Not Review Andrew Stewart NFL Disability Claim Posted with the express consent of Irv Muchnick: . Published September 10th, 2011 . On August 16, FoxSports.com’s Alex Marvez broke the story of a lawsuit against the National Football … Continue reading

New CBA May Contain “Trojan Horse” for Disabled Players

. 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 … Continue reading

John Hogan: ERISA 101

. EDITOR’S NOTE: On Friday afternoon, NFLPA Disability Board Representative Sam McCullum wrote back to disability attorney John Hogan as part of our heated discussion on retired players’ Disability Benefits and their rights under ERISA law. (Click HERE to go … Continue reading