Your Monday Chuckle

Jul 29, 2013

This arrived in our Spam folders this morning:
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Mitchell Responsible
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To Hausfeld LLP et al:
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pigs_flyWell, if you’ve forgotten about our past posts and the subsequent veiled and not-so-veiled threats from you and your associates we’ve received this year over the Dryer vs NFL Films Settlement offer, it might be a good idea to go back and read them first. This is a blog. We voice OPINIONS. It’s an editorial right protected under the First Amendment. The ACLU will have a field day with you and the NFL if you’d like to take that topic up with them.
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In the meantime,”as responsible journalists,” we’ll certainly post your item on OUR blog as soon as you and your partner firms do the following:

  • Operate as ethical attorneys;
  • Represent your clients;
  • Provide full disclosure on backroom side deals with the NFL;
  • Provide full Opt-Out and Objection forms immediately to all members of the class;
  • Publicly disclose all Opt-Outs and Objections immediately instead of blocking them from view until just before the next hearing;
  • Stop client-shopping and represent and consult with the Original Plaintiffs in this lawsuit.

This is all the more reason to be sure and vote in our poll if you haven’t already so we can tell everyone what retired players think of this Settlement Offer that these lawyers and the NFL want to cram down our throats. And while we’re at it, we strongly suggest bringing in an attorney to file your Opt-Out and/or Objections so that they don’t get thrown out in the trash when they’re received. In fact, the one attorney I know I can trust is Jason Luckasevic at Goldberg Persky White. His phone number is 1(800) 471-3980. He can answer any questions you might have and certainly take care of filing your paperwork for you.
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Oh – and our opinion if you haven’t figured it out by now? It’s still a crappy deal!
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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Jerry Sherk
    July 30th, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Jerry Sherk

    I received that e-mail “Newsletter” or “Article” or whatever it was, from Hausfeld and gang. One of the pieces criticized Bob Stein and Tom Ward. Their main beef was that Bob and Tom actually had the nerve to put in for fees (!) should the settlement go through.

    What they didn’t want to emphasize is that even though they submitted their fees (for their years of work), they would rather NOT collect, as Bob and Tom have the best interests of their plaintiffs’ at heart. Unlike several other attorneys on this case (who DO want to collect), they’ve followed the directives of the original plaintiffs. As a former defensive lineman who was always trying to sniff out the next play, it makes me think that the newsletter might mean that we – all those of us who are opposed to the settlement – must be making some headway.

    Why else would they bother putting together this intricate piece that makes point after point on why their settlement is a great deal? And the licensing part smells to me.

    Hmmm… I’m reminded of Lennie in “Of Mice and Men” when he told George they were going to have a farm with a couple acres and pigs and goats and rabbit hutches and that they were going “to live off the fat of the land — the fat of the land!” Yeah!

    I say, Let’s stand behind Dryer, et al!

    What do you all say?

    Jerry Sherk
    Cleveland Browns
    1970-81

  2. Gordon Arnold Wright
    July 30th, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Gordon Wright - NY Jets

    I like Jerry Sherk’s comment!

    Gordon Wright
    Philadelphia Eagles & New York Jets
    1967 – 1970

  3. Ron Pritchard
    August 1st, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Ron Pritchard

    And I thought that D-Line guys had no ability to think!

    Great writing, Jerry, my bro! You have nailed it perfectly, correctly.

    And finally the absolute truth!

    Ron Pritchard
    Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals
    1969 – 1977

  4. Bob Babich
    August 1st, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Bob Babich

    Jerry is right on. We need to move forward and make sure everyone knows that this is a crappy deal.

    Bob Babich
    San Diego Chargers & Cleveland Browns
    1969 – 1978