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    Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress

    [size=13pt]Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress[/size]

    Jun 26, 2007 3:45 pm US/Central
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    (CBS) WASHINGTON Aging NFL retirees told Congress Tuesday that playing professional football left them with broken bodies, brain damage and empty bank accounts. Lawmakers said they may get involved if a better pension and disability system isn't created.....


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    Re: Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress

    [size=13pt]Lawmakers Urge the N.F.L. To Do More for Ex-Players[/size]

    By ALAN SCHWARZ
    Published: June 27, 2007
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    WASHINGTON, June 26 — With a dozen former players nodding and smiling in the audience, members of a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing testimony on the N.F.L.’s controversial player-disability plan said Tuesday that the system was not adequately serving former players and that the committee would explore legislative means to address it...

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    Re: Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress

    [size=13pt]Lawmakers say Congress may get involved in disability dispute between NFL, players' union[/size]

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    Published: June 26, 2007

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    WASHINGTON: Aging pro gridiron retirees told Congress Tuesday that playing in the National Football League left them with broken bodies, brain damage and empty bank accounts. Lawmakers said they may get involved if a better pension and disability system isn't created....


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    Re: Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress

    [size=13pt]CBS Blitzes NFL in Favor of Disabled Players[/size]


    Posted by Dan Gainor on June 27, 2007 - 18:38.
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    If think you might be suffering from delayed symptoms caused by a job you had almost 20 years ago, maybe you should testify before Congress and get CBS to do a feature story on you too...

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    Re: Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress

    Well it's not like Congress has anything better to do than listen to grumpy old NFL players . . . who were smart enough to make the correct decisions . . . so many years ago.
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    Re: Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress

    [size=13pt]For Needy Former Players, NFL the 'No Funds League'[/size]

    10:00 PM PDT on Friday, June 29, 2007

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    With everything else going on in this country, you might have wondered why a Congressional subcommittee brought a bunch of retired NFL players up to Capitol Hill this past week...

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    Re: Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress

    Since the NFL is getting rid of NLF Euroapa you would think they would be able to help out former players.

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    Re: Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress

    Robert Smith interview with Mike Morris on KFAN regarding this topic & Gene Upshaw

    Smith defends the NFLPA;

    http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/MINNEAPOLIS-MN/KFAN-AM/6-29%20Robert%20Smith.mp3

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    Re: Disabled NFL Players Testify To Congress

    A Dirty Shame

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