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    NFL leaves legends behind

    A steep price to pay

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=dw-retiredplayers013007&prov=yhoo&type=lgns


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    Re: NFL leaves legends behind

    Wow. This story sounds pretty similar to the one about the late great George Mikan, when he passed away a few years ago. Mr. Mikan struggled with medical bills and the whole money issue came up. I know that the NBA came up with a plan that will be adjusted for inflation and the cost of living standards of today, in order to help older former NBA players; the ones that laid the foundation for the NBA. I like that approach. The NFL can do better than what it has been doing in the past. The NBA is paying some of its former players pensions in the $1,000 and up range a month and the NFL is forking out $100 a month? Please. I am glad that Mike Ditka is leading the charge for the older players, go get 'em Mike.

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    Re: NFL leaves legends behind

    "JellyBean2144" wrote:
    Wow. This story sounds pretty similar to the one about the late great George Mikan, when he passed away a few years ago. Mr. Mikan struggled with medical bills and the whole money issue came up.
    Mikan wasn't crippled by the game - big difference in what I believe the NFL owes older players.

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