NFLPA 2013 LM-2 – ALL 549 Pages!

May 30, 2013

Money-Flying-Out-WindowThe NFLPA just filed their 2013 LM-2 yesterday with the Dept. of Labor as required of all labor unions and associations. This year, it’s a whopping 549 pages long with plenty of disclosure including salaries, payouts and expenses. We’re just starting to look over all the information loaded in this year’s filing and we’ll post more details shortly as we come across interesting details (we encourage all our readers to send us anything you come across or simply post it in the Comments section below).
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A couple of items of interest:
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p. 555 - Marco Island Marriott Resort & Golf Club was paid $354,796 for the NFLPA’s April and June meetings in 2012.
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p. 544 - Kerzner International Resorts in Plantation FL was paid a total of $1,221,137 for a total of FOUR “2013 NFLPA Board Meetings”! (Wha?!!)
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p. 264 - The Groom Law Group (who were supposed to be fired by DeMaurice Smith when he took over as NFLPA Executive Director) and also runs and represents not only the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan but also the NFL walked away with $652,045 in fees this year.
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p. 55 - Nike paid $11,772,308 in licensing fees.
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p. 45 - Attorney Jeffrey Kessler had a $12,846 transaction for Super Bowl tickets and rooms.
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Meanwhile, Kessler’s new firm Winston Strawn was paid (his old firm, Dewey LaBoeuf filed for bankruptcy last year):

  • p. 82 - $3,932,388
  • p. 538 - $124,592
  • p. 538 - $46,879

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p. 20 - Nolan Harrison III received $226,055 as Senior Director of Former Players.
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p. 18 - Andre Collins only received $169,253 as Director of Former Players.
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Daniel Kaplan from Sports Business Journal has already come across this interesting little tidbit:
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Money Received By NFLPA From EA In Most Recent 12-Month Period Down Drastically

By Daniel Kaplan, Staff Writer
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Published May 30, 2013
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“The NFLPA received $2.155M from video game maker Electronic Arts in the 12-month period ended Feb. 28, 2013, well below the more than $30M annually the union had previously taken in. The disclosure is contained in the NFLPA’s annual report, filed yesterday with the U.S. Department of Labor.”
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We’ve split this long file into 3 parts for faster reading and viewing:
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Part 1 contains the index and overview from Pages 1 – 88 and the last part – Section 11 – starts at page 15 with Officers and Disbursements.
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Part 2 runs from Pages 89 – 285 covering the first half of Schedule 18 – General Disbursements (includes payments to all players).
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Part 3 goes from Pages 286 – 549, starting with the second half of Schedule 18 – General Disbursements. Schedule 19 starts on Page 542 and covers Union Disbursements and Schedule 20 covers Benefits (Pages 547 – 549).
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We’ve uploaded the three parts of the 2013 NFLPA LM-2 to Scribd for easy viewing on our Blog and to make it available for downloading and printing. You can also click the Enlarge icon in the lower right corner of the menu at the bottom of the viewing screen to go Full Screen for easier reading (just hit the ESC key to close):
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NFLPA 2013 Dept of Labor LM-2 Pt 1


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NFLPA 2013 Dept of Labor LM-2 Pt 2


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NFLPA 2013 Dept of Labor LM-2 Pt 3


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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you do need to download the entire 549-page document in one file – click HERE.
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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Gordon Arnold Wright
    May 31st, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Gordon Wright - NY Jets

    In the 60′s the owners had no endorsements but today they have plenty of endorsements and sponsors and licensees. So time to share, baby; do not keep fighting the little guy who went to war for you every Sunday!

    Gordon Wright
    Philadelphia Eagles & New York Jets
    1967 – 1970

  2. Dave Pear
    May 31st, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Dave Pear

    Nolan,

    For a backup defensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders, you would make Gene Upshaw proud. Just like Uppy, you’re a climber.

    Nolan, why don’t you give us a list of your post-season awards from the NFL (other than your new job with the NFLPA where you earn over $220,000 annually)?

    What a waste of money on an empty suit!

    And on another note, wasn’t Dick Berthelsen supposed to be already retired with all his millions from the PA? Look at how much he continued to draw out of the Union:

    p. 17 $299,624 Representational Political Activities & Lobbying (!)
    p. 59 $5,653 Consulting Services
    p. 78 $303,390 Consulting Services

    A US Department of Labor audit would put an end to a lot of this.

    And it would also expose the unlawful actions by the unqualified voting disability board and their quack doctors. Plus, it would show the conflict of interests with the Groom Law Group; the Groom Law Group would have to disclose their shady business dealings with injured and disabled retired players.

    The US Department of Labor certainly couldn’t be forced to sign a nondisclosure like retired players do when they win their disability cases in court. Doug Ell – the Groom Law Group continues to lose disability cases against retired players in court even though YOU require them to sign non-disclosures and then claim that you never lose a case.

    Dave Pear

  3. Bruce Maher
    June 2nd, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Bruce Maher

    This is still another example of people who live in this country that are part of a growing culture that concentrates on finding ways to “work” the system instead of going to work. They can justify this behavior because they believe society – for whatever reason that is convenient – owes them. Besides, “who is going to find out or even cares?”

    And the people they report to are doing the same (blank) thing.

    Bruce Maher
    Corner back & safety, all the special teams
    Detroit Lions 1960 – 1967
    New York Giants 1968 & 1969

  4. Troy Johnson
    June 11th, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Troy Johnson

    Man, this is just crazy! What can we do about it?

    God Bless!

    Troy Johnson
    Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Detroit Lions
    1989 – 1992