“Carl Eller claims NFL Players Association ripped off retirees BY SEAN JENSEN firstname.lastname@example.org July 30, 2011 11:30PM Former Vikings defensive end Carl Eller believes the NFLPA doesn’t serve the best interests of retirees. | Jim Mone~AP Updated: July 31, 2011 2:28AM The NFL informed Carl Eller’s legal team Friday that the NFL Players Association has taken $500 million that could have benefitted retirees, the Hall
Concussions, football related injuries, early on set of dementia as well as sub poverty pensions, denials for assistance from the NFL or NFLPA day in and day out are taking their toll not only on players, but their entire families. We at the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund try to help as many retired players in need as possible. You just have to do the
Gwen Knapp, Chronicle Columnist Sunday, July 10, 2011 Encouraging signs about the NFL lockout keep growing. The rhetoric between the two sides has mellowed considerably. The owners and players issued a joint statement Friday, saying that a federal court decision in favor of the owners had not changed anyone’s commitment to negotiating a deal. On its face, the comment seemed dry and fairly redundant,
July 8, 2011 RE: Eller vs. NFL Dear fellow retired players: We have been asked by many of our fellow retired National Football League (“NFL”) players to provide more information about what the Eller v. NFL lawsuit is meant to accomplish and how the lawsuit will help benefit all retired NFL players. What follows is our attempt to do so.
John Mackey played 10 years of NFL football. He played nine seasons with the Baltimore Colts and one season with the San Diego Chargers. This Hall of Fame tight-end and Gridiron Hero died Wednesday at the age of 69.
John Mueller’s “The Winter Dance Party” will be held Friday, July 22, 2011 and Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the East Club in INVESCO Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver, CO. Saturday evening’s show will benefit the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. A private reception for sponsors and celebrities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with doors open to ticket holders at 7:30 p.m.
Left outside of the recent negotiating process has been the NFL’s retired players. Retirees are routinely forgotten by both the league they helped build and a Union that has abandoned them. We must not forget these heroes of our youth, the titans who built the game and turned the NFL into the billion dollar a year industry that it is today. Most retired players
We have so many great partners who help the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund in various ways. Without their support, some things just wouldn’t be possible. Today, we are taking the time to introduce you to one of our partners whose work and dedication to the Gridiron Greats is appreciated so much on a daily basis. Who are we talking about? G3 Systems, Inc.
On April 4th, representatives of the National Football League acknowledged the need to provide “important improvements in retired player benefits.” They stated it was the “fair” and “right” thing to do in “respect” and “recognition” of their contributions to the game.
Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund will hold its third annual Hall of Fame Induction weekend to be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan Friday June 3, 2011. This event will honor 14 players for their outstanding NFL playing careers as well as for their charitable contributions.