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The NFL disability plan is hitting a new low, in the disability case of Tyrone Keys. For decades retired players have fought with the NFL/NFLPA administered Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Disability Plan. Things got so bad that congressional hearings were held in 2007 to address the problem.
There’s a 100% injury rate in the NFL. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith has been quoted in regard to consequences of possible termination of the Affordable Care Act, and workers’ compensation restrictions in Illinois that all players leave the NFL with pre-existing conditions. One need only take a peek at the weekly injury reports to confirm the pandemic of injuries in the NFL.