The 2009 NFLPA LM-2 is Out!

Jun 9, 2010

We just finally managed to download and convert a copy of the entire 637-page NFLPA 2009 LM-2 that was officially filed with the Dept. of Labor on May 28, 2010. It’s another big one!

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Some interesting notes on our first cursory review:

  • This year, the document’s signed by Union President Kevin Mawae AND Treasurer DeMaurice Smith;
  • Union President Kevin Mawae was paid $22,168 (salary and expenses), Drew Brees was paid more – $383,199 – to be “Vice-President” (!!!), while Director of Retired Players Andre Collins was paid $157,840 last year;
  • Richard Berthelsen was paid $906,658 as acting Executive Director; Executive Director DeMaurice Smith‘s $1,800,961 salary is now public knowledge, after a big fuss last year when he was first selected and it was disclosed that the PA had not even discussed his compensation during negotiations;
  • In the Expenses section, we also noticed that the Minnesota Child Support Services of Minneapolis was paid $10,000 in September to satisfy a tax levy (probably a lien on one of the player’s royalty checks – wonder who it was?). .
  • We’ve posted on the entire document in four sections on Scribd for easier access and viewing. (Click on the FULL SCREEN button to enlarge it for easier navigation – hit the ESC key to close. You can also click the DOWNLOAD button to save a PDF copy for printing and reading.)

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    And if you find any juicy items to point out, please feel free to share them in the Comments Section.

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    NFLPA 2010 LM-2 Schedules 1 – 17
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    NFLPA 2010 LM-2 Schedule 18a
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    NFLPA 2010 LM-2 Schedule 18b
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    NFLPA 2010 LM-2 Schedules 19 – 20
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    5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

    1. Burt Grossman
      June 9th, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

      Burt Grossman
      I was always disappointed by Drew Brees’ negative comments against retired players’ deserved benefits. Now that I see he was paid $383,000 last year by the NFLPA, I’m even more disappointed.

      Burt Grossman
      San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles
      1989 -1994

    2. Dave Pear
      June 9th, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

      Dave Pear
      Dear Andre,

      Do you think this threat to retired NFL players was successful? (see below) Also, we noticed that you receive a raise every year. Please explain to all of us just exactly what it is that you do (besides threatening retired players)?

      Regards,
      Dave & Heidi Pear
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      NFLPA tries to silence vocal alums
      By Robert Sanchez
      Denver Post Staff Writer
      The Denver Post

      Article Last Updated:04/19/2007 12:45:41 AM MDT

      In a move to silence retired professional football players who have called for reforms to health and pension benefits, the NFL Players Association has threatened to dissolve alumni chapters whose leaders who speak out against the union.

      Memos sent recently from Andre Collins – the NFLPA’s director of retired players – to chapters across the country notified alumni presidents that leaders engaging in conduct deemed detrimental to the NFLPA could lead to their organizations being closed.

    3. Cody Jones
      June 9th, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

      Cody Jones - Rams
      Grossman, if you notice Brees’ money came under other disbursements. I wonder what those other disbursements were?

      I noticed Mawae did not get any. Anyway, greed takes self preservation to a whole new level. If you haven’t read the comments from De Smith, go to NFL Alumni Association site and be entertained.

      Cody C. Jones
      Los Angeles Rams
      1974 – 1982

    4. WT...
      June 11th, 2010 at 11:14 am #

      WTF
      How many attorneys and law firms are needed for CBA MATTERS? And I see De Smith’s law firm, Patton Boggs was paid $400K. Gotta look out for his boys, huh?

    5. WT...
      June 14th, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

      WTF
      $121K on Redskins season tickets?!! We knew he was a Redskins fan but I didn’t know he spent the NFLPA’s money on his personal luxury suite at the games. Who is he taking to the game? I’m sure not the employees!