Documentary Blood Equity on DVD
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So producing a film about life after football for many of the old warriors should speak volumes. The documentary Blood Equity has been out since 2007 and is available on DVD. We haven’t heard much more about it since it came out but noticed it was playing this weekend Laemmle Sunset 5 theater in West Hollywood (read the story HERE).
From the Blood Equity website:
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The purpose of this film is to educate and seek solutions for improving life for many of these men after playing in one of the world’s most violent games. The film includes interviews from:
- Mike Ditka
- Harry Carson
- Tony Dorsett
- Darryl “Moose” Johnston
- Willie Wood
Collectively, these former NFL Champions attest to the poor treatment that many NFL players receive from the Player’s Union once they retire. Along with increasing public awareness, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Gridiron Greats Foundation. Founded by Jerry Kramer and other Hall of Famers, the Gridiron Greats Foundation was established to assist retired players in need.
Roman Phifer (15 year NFL veteran & 3 time Super Bowl Champion) and his business partners Rico McClinton and Joe Ruggiero produced “Blood Equity“. This is a documentary concerning the disturbing issues facing many former NFL players following their retirement. Guys who were once the face of this league, Hall of Famers and lessor known players alike, share heartfelt and personal testimonies of how living their dreams as an NFL player has turned their lives into a nightmare.