A Message from Coach Ditka

Jun 24, 2014
Coach Mike Ditka

Message from Coach Ditka – ” It took great fans to build the empire that is American Football and it will take great fans that help us overcome the epidemic that is facing our Greats right now.” We thank you for the support you give us:
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  1. Joe S.
    June 25th, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Coach Ditka is doing a great job helping out former players. He is a legend in his own right. God Bless him for it. However there is the means to help retired players, right now. The NFL makes conservatively 9 BILLION dollars ( lowball ) a year! The current ruling on concussions, exemplifies the mentality of the NFL!
    The current concussion settlement is a straw man! Anyone working in the insurance business, knows that you can offer a person or group, a settlement of “infinity” dollars, but if they are denied in the CLAIMS PROCESS; it means nothing! Based on the PAST performance of the NFL disability claims process: less than 3% of the claims for disability were fulfilled!! A child could see this scam!

    That is why I would offer to capitalize a fund to establish a CO-OP under the ACA, with a mandatory amount of $800 million a year for 20 years ( starting point for negotiating ) but a MANDATORY amount for retired players, mandatory minimum participation for active players to receive future benefits, will be held as a corporation ( maybe private ) allowing ownership by retired and active players and the NFL ( with a majority interest owned by the Players ), public participation in policies that will underwrite various general lines of insurance with sub-corps, the CO-OP fund will participate in the equities market, and the non-profit CO-OP agency could be called NFL Players Insurance or “NFLPI, Inc.” .

    Judge Anita Brody should be ashamed to offer such a sham. It is all PR.