NFL: (National Freeloader League)
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NFL owner benefits:
1) Non profit status
2) Antitrust exemption
3) The Bell/Rozelle disability plan does not pay valid disability claims. example – if the disabled player applying for full disability is rated “80% or greater” disabled by the NFL’s own doctors and required by this same NFL doctor to “must rest frequently on the job”, his disability claim will be denied. He will then be told to go find a “sedentary job”. And there is NO VOCATIONAL evaluation or short term disability (as in Corporate America). If there was an audit by the “US Department of Labor” then and only then would this unlawful act cease.
3 (b) The proposed concussion settlement will be the same type of scam. This is why discovery is so important. What did the NFL know and when did they know it? Besides, if only 100 disabled players qualify for the $5,000,000 proposed benefit there is nothing left for the other 17,900 retired players. (Amount) $768,000,000 minus (100 players at $5,000,000) is $500,000,000. minus another 128,000,000 for the lawyers and there is only $140,000,000 left. And that is ear marked for more studies and medical testing for brain damaged retired players. This proposed concussion settlement stinks just like the Bell/Rozelle disability plan!
4) The public pays for their fancy football stadiums.
5) Team doctors pay to be team doctors because it will help their private practice to say they are an NFL doctor for a team
6) Entertainers at half time during the Super Bowl do not get paid. They have the privilege of donating their services to a non profit called the NFL.
7) Social Security disability and medicare picks up the tab for disabled players medical bills. May be this is one reason why medicare is going broke. example – retired player Dave Pear has spent over $600,000 of his own money on medical bills for injuries he sustained from playing football in the NFL. He played from 1975 to 1980. During these 6 years as a player he made $600,000 as a pro bowler and super bowl player. Since 2004 his medicare bill is around $500,000 and he is having more surgery next at the expense of medicare. The NFL HAS NOT PAID ONE PENNY! NOTHING! ZERO! So much for Roger Goodell’s player care foundation.