Documentary Blood Equity on DVD

Nov 21, 2009

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).

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Blood EquityFrom the Blood Equity website:

(click HERE to go to their 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:

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  • Mike Ditka
  • Harry Carson
  • Tony Dorsett
  • Darryl “Moose” Johnston
  • Willie Wood

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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.

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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.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry Kaminski
    November 22nd, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    Larry Kaminski
    Dave:

    Is there any type of funding we can find to buy these DVD’s to send with a cover letter from Bernie or Bob Grant to the members of Rep. John Conyers Jr. NFL/NFL injury group?

    Make it simple and to-the-point so we can continue to keep the pressure on… maybe these producers would even consider donating the DVD’s for that purpose.

    I hope all those who read your blog have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Larry Kaminski
    Denver Broncos
    1966 – 1973

  2. Rico McClinton
    November 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    Rico Clinton
    Dear Dave,

    Thank you so much for posting about Blood Equity on your blog. Thank you for supporting this film – a portion of our proceeds will go to the GridIron Greats.

    You readers can get a copy of Blood Equity at:
    http://shopit.com/Blood_Equity/products/874584/blood-equity
    or
    http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Equity-Mike-Ditka/dp/B002N1TZ7S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1258963188&sr=8-1

    Let me know if you encounter any problems ordering.

    Sincerely,
    Rico McClinton