He Said, She Said

Dec 17, 2010

So maybe this is what really happens behind the scenes?
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Is everyone completely confused now with all those numbers the League and the Union keep tossing back and forth publicly about revenue sharing? Is it really 60% or is it less? And is the League really cutting the players’ share down to 48% as the PA is now trying to show on its new CBA website? Mike Florio over at Pro Football Talk (PFT) posted one of the best who-cares summaries we’ve seen:

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League, union continue to squabble over “60 percent”

by Mike Florio on December 17, 2010

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Goodell Smith Congress

The NFLPA and the NFL continue to be under the impression that the fans care about their efforts to spin the financial aspects of their labor dispute.

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They don’t.

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As a result, we were tempted to ignore the latest exercise in semantics regarding the current labor deal. But, hey, it’s kind of slow today.

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Click HERE to read the rest of Mike Florio’s article.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dave Pear
    December 18th, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    The League and the NFLPA Leadership continue their self-righteous plot to scam retired NFL players.

    It is sad that their shallow efforts can actually be distilled into a credible 2-minute cartoon; even retired players with dementia can see through this long-running back room game and should be a clear signal that it is indeed time for drastic change! Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith: It’s NOT working — and it hasn’t been for a long time!

    The only real issues for retired NFL players have ALWAYS been:

    1) Disability & Pension Reform;
    2) Medical after Football.

    And the only question from retired players has always been: WHEN?

    Regards,
    Dave & Heidi Pear

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  3. Henry Bradley
    December 24th, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Henry Bradley
    I was reading George Visger’s posts about his situation and what he’s been forced to do. I’ve also been tested and was found to have brain injuries from football. I’m angry because my condition has cost me thousands of dollars! Furthermore, the NFLPA stole my severance pay and I am mad!!! De Smith personally told me he would look at it but he sent it to those same crooks in their so-called benefits department. I have now been cheated out of LOD disability, football degenerative disability AND my severance pay of $70,000 dollars!

    It’s Christmas Eve and I’ll be giving my kids post-dated checks — I will never forget this! These are my kids that I love very much. Mr. Smith, will your kids be receiving post-dated checks for Christmas? The bible says you will reap what you sow. So I wish no ill will to anyone there because they’re doing there job. The NFLPA completely dropped the ball on my severance pay. The lawyer for the NFLPA WAS TAKEN BY THE BROWNS’ LAWYER. Is it right to make me pay?

    Mr. Smith, look at my case and just pay me my money!

    Henry Bradley
    Cleveland Browns
    1979 – 1982

  4. Dave Pear
    December 24th, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    Dave Pear
    Henry,

    Sad but true – our self-righteous and counterfeit NFLPA Leadership along with our pretend Union only represents themselves.

    Certainly, I trust that the REAL AFL/CIO does not support this false pretense.

    I had also asked De Smith for help in the original fraudulent handling of my disability claim. De promised that he would get back with me in a few days. In fact, he called me on a Friday and asked until Tuesday (4 Days) to respond. However, six months later, I eventually received a legalese letter explaining that my only options were:

    1) Gene Upshaw Dire Need Fund;
    2) Player Care Foundation;
    3) NFL Alumni Dire Need Fund.

    You can read about that pleasant experience in an earlier post – click HERE.

    The NFLPA Leadership continues to breach their fiduciary duty towards their retired members and there in no accountability.

    Does the AFL-CIO actually support this counterfeit union called the NFLPA? Where’s our shop steward when you need one?

    Nolan Harrison III made the statement that our Union has “always been there for us.” Ha! Nolan, what about the Players Inc. swindle where our own Union was convicted in Federal Court of “BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY” and “BREACH OF CONTRACT”? And you even quietly accepted a check for over $9,300 for that fraud. And there are now 3 MORE years of royalties that the lawsuit didn’t cover – as “Director of Retired Players,” it’s now your responsibility and your obligation to start asking the hard questions: WHERE HAS THAT MONEY GONE?

    Regards,
    Dave & Heidi Pear