Change We Can Believe In?
First of all: Bernie & Walt,
We’re sending out our check for $100 today!
Retired players will continue to sally forward as we relentlessly seek justice!
Since the new guy took over for Upshaw nearly a year ago, we’ve only seen two symbolic changes in our Union:
- The NFLPA Dire Need Fund has been renamed, “The Gene Upshaw Dire Need Fund”;
- The NFLPA has renamed their building address to “63 Upshaw Place.”
Gene Upshaw was a ruthless enemy of retired players and their families. These symbolic gestures are an insult to all retired players. I for one, vow to NEVER step foot in MY Union’s building so long as it’s named after Gene Upshaw. I also vow to NEVER look for any assistance from OUR Dire Need Assistance Fund so long as it’s named after Gene Upshaw. Not in this lifetime!
This charlatanry speaks volumes for the current NFLPA Leadership and their intent for any future changes that may or may not occur.
Dave & Heidi Pear