NFLPA/NFL Commit to New Procedures to Improve and Expedite Disability Awards to Retired Players

WASHINGTON, DC July 25, 2007 - Yesterday, NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, at a meeting with 11 noteworthy retired NFL players, announced a new $ 7 million fund to provide joint replacement surgeries at no cost to uninsured retired players. The two also announced a commitment to new procedures to speed up disability awards to retired players. The announcement came as part of a new four-point initiative by the NFLPA/NFL aimed at addressing the concerns and needs of NFL retired players.

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