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Jun 27, 2013

So we just pointed out how the NFL is now cranking up full court press on their own network and website with Jim Brown promoting the NFL Films Settlement Offer along with its Common Good Fund. We’ve also already pointed out how the NFL has already provided their PR agency to Hausfeld LLP to handle their press announcements (click HERE). But have many of you also been checking out the “Official” Pro Football Retired Players Association website that was also promoted on the bottom of the screen on Jim Brown’s plug for the Settlement?
Jim Brown NFL Channel May 31 2013
And the PFRPA and website are being promoted in every newsletter and e-mail going out to everyone they can find:

PFRPA Website


So… Inquiring minds always want to know: Just which retired NFL football player(s) run the PFRPA, pray tell? Well, let’s go run a simple domain registration search and see…

PFRPA Domain
Yep. Owned and run by Hausfeld LLP. Just sayin’.


One more reason to vote in our poll – and be sure to send in your Opt Out form immediately BEFORE THE AUGUST 30, 2013 DEADLINE so you don’t forget later! Click HERE for the Opt Out form and instructions.
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8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. David Carter
    June 28th, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    David Carter

    Can’t we all just get together under one umbrella? Pear, the NFLPA, the NFL Alumni and Hausfeld… Oops – I meant Eller. All have a retired player advocacy agenda. We keep cutting each other’s throats because we all think we have a better solution or way to deal with the NFL. Let’s come together and show Park Avenue what unity can do.

    Maybe one of these groups needs to be declared the winner and have retirees get behind it?

    I’m just sayin’.

    David Carter
    Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints
    1977 – 1985

  2. Troy Johnson
    June 28th, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Troy Johnson

    Hausfeld is my attorney for the concussion lawsuit. I may have to re-think his representation. This guy Jim Mitchell never returns phone calls. I am getting a bit uncomfortable with this firm!

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

  3. Dick Bielski
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Dick Bielski

    David Carter is right. One group in strength is better than all the branches spread out. Too many branches weaken the tree.

    One voice.

    Dick & Jo Bielski
    Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys & Baltimore Colts
    1955 – 1963

  4. Ron Pritchard
    June 30th, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Ron Pritchard

    Dick and David,

    In a perfect world, what you’re asking would be the case. One group, one voice. But this is a world that’s not perfect and a people who aren’t perfect. I think the question about each of these different groups is ‘who has more of the truth than not!’

    For me and my family, I have the most confidence in Dave Pear’s view. I’ve been following very closely for some time now and have made my choice. Vote NO to this current Settlement offer and also remember to opt-out of the current settlement. I feel informed well enough to do so. My decision is clear: No money for all, then no images of this old boy for you! None of us should settle for anything unless the whole team benefits, not a select few! Superstars are not superstars without the rest of the team paving the way. And we’re all part of the team if in fact we played in the greatest football league in the world at any time in history!

    Time is running out! Do something – anything – whether you agree or not. It is our duty in this great country to let our voice to be heard. Don’t let the boys (the owners) silent you with crumbs from the master’s table! Don’t let the billionaires enslave you with a tiny temporary gift to silent you forever.

    If you opt-out – great! If you stay in – great! But do something, bros!

    Ron Pritchard
    Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals
    1969 – 1977

  5. John W. Griffin
    June 30th, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    John Griffin


    The owners, NFLPA and NFL Alumni all stand to gain more than any of us and all because they are dividing and conquering just like Obama is to our Country. Stand up and take action.

    I am opting out!!!

    John Griffin
    LA Rams & Denver Broncos
    1963 – 1967

  6. Rick Eber
    June 30th, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Rick Eber


    We agree on the Publicity Rights issue and the fact that we retired players have been divided by many historical events, including our own choices.

    We disagree when it comes to Obama. Let’s just agree to keep our comments to the issue at hand… please.

    Let’s all opt out and send a message to the NFL…

    Rick Eber
    Falcons, Chargers
    1968 – 1972

  7. Cody C. Jones
    July 18th, 2013 at 10:24 am #


    Hope everybody is doing well.

    Did you notice – and I am sure many of you did – that if Opt Out players from the Dyer settlement bring legal action against the NFL they – the NFL – can use up to $13.5 million dollars of the settlement funds for their defense?

    Can you believe this bull? How insulting is that.

    Cody Jones
    Los Angeles Rams
    1974 – 1982

  8. Cody C. Jones
    July 18th, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    Cody Jones - Rams

    If anyone takes the time to read the Settlement offer document, you can see that the Common Good Fund is not for all our common good. At first, I was under the impression that the Fund was to benefit only retired players. But if read you item 10 on page 3, it says Class Members of retired players – and other similarly situated individuals. PLUS any reputable third party charitable organizations, non-for-profit organizations or health and welfare organizations.

    And the Board has to get approval from the Plaintiffs’ lead Settlement counsel and the NFL. This nothing more than an extension of the CBA.

    Cody C. Jones
    Los Angeles Rams
    1974 – 1982