Tag: NFL Disability Plan

The Owners don’t want to pay benefits!

Daniel Snyder

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Mercury Morris: The Owners don’t want to pay benefits!

Daniel Snyder

Some things stand the test of time and this article by Mercury Morris is one of them. Unfortunately, little if anything has changed regarding the NFL Disability Plan except added efforts to prevent players from qualifying and/or purging them from their previously approved awards.

“The Owners don’t want to pay benefits” is not only a statement of fact regarding Retired Players and what we are now experiencing, that statement is also the very ‘’Foundation’’ of who these people are right now.
In fact, the affidavit I have from Chris Geotz, a former player who suffered a career-ending shoulder injury in the early 1990s validates my point. Dr. David Nevaiser, a ‘’Neutral Physician’’ from Atlanta in 1993 told Chris Geotz the following:

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The Purge

Michael Junk

Attention Retired NFL Players.  I’ve learned the Disability Board is purging numerous neurocognitively impaired players and cutting their benefits.  If you’ve been affected by this or know someone who has been, please get in touch with us.
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Who hid the doctors?

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What’s with this trend of defying judicial mandates?

For those not on Twitter, I wanted to share a thread that I tweeted that concerns a disturbing trend of judges and others defying judicial mandates based simply on disagreement with the judge. At one time this was unheard of, but in the thread, I give two examples from NFL cases, and these appear to be just a symptom of a larger problem.

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NFL Blitzkrieg Against Disabled Retirees Advances

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Tyrone Keys’ Disability Case Illustrates the Triumvirate’s Scorched Earth Assault

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The NFL’s Blitzkrieg Against Disabled Retirees Advances

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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.

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Jets Refusal to Allow Kelechi Osemele to Have Surgery for Torn Labrum is a Harsh Reminder of NFL’s DNA

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NFL Disability Seeks to Take Back Benefits Paid to a Disabled Player

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NFL Disability Seeks to Claw Back Benefits Paid to a Former Player

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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.

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