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

Just Sign Here – It Won’t Hurt a Bit…

OK – so here we go again. We posted Dan Pastorini’s story about wanting to opt out of the NFL Alumni’s Group Licensing Agreement (click HERE to read that earlier post). On their membership page online, the GLA was automatically … Continue reading

Dan Pastorini Gets the Boot from George Martin

Dave – . After reading over the NFL Alumni’s Group Licensing Agreement, I decided to notify them that I couldn’t – and wouldn’t – accept their GLA which has developed virtually no revenue whatsoever for retired players. In fact, it … Continue reading

So What’s a Poor Union to Do?

Like many of you, Dave has recently received his new membership package from the NFLPA, complete with a slick new “Union Membership” tag/card. This new card re-affirms the NFLPA’s affiliation with the AFL/CIO and the Federation of Professional Athletes. And … Continue reading

GLA Players Inc. Lawsuit: Final Order Signed

. Whew! It looks like the end is finally in sight. This past Tuesday, Oct. 12th, Judge Alsup signed the official order to release the remaining proceeds from the GLA Players Inc. lawsuit, along with an amended order allowing McKool … Continue reading

GLA Lawsuit: Final Paperwork Filed

. For everyone who has been anxiously waiting for more news on the final GLA Players Inc. lawsuit settlement checks – the final round of paperwork and motions were recently filed with the court in San Francisco on Tuesday, Oct. … Continue reading

A Sucker Born Every Minute

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve received a huge volume of e-mails for all sorts of remarkable deals that range from new licensing deals to medical miracles to more golf outings (that’s in addition to all the get-rich-quick schemes … Continue reading

Friday Morning News

Lead story for Friday morning: NFLPA Executive Director DeMaruice Smith calls for ouster of Dr. No. – Ira Casson. New York Times‘ Alan Schwarz writes: AAA … Continue reading

A Blast from the Past

Our last post talked about Richard Berthelsen’s courtroom denial (read it HERE) with crafting the NFLPA’s Group Licensing Agreements (GLAs). Here’s another little piece of history for all of you that Dave just dug up from his files. Dave was … Continue reading