I would urge every retired football player to write Judge Alsup whether you are on the (thus far) confirmed Katz/Adderley Kessler/Berthelson list of 2062 or not; there is proof of over 3,000 but it’s up to Judge Alsup to demand it as part of perjured testimony.
Many of you know you signed GLA’s but are not included in Players Inc. records managed by Players Inc. employee, Kelly Skubick, who told interviewers she took care of licensing for “over 3,000” retired players in an article published on Oct 3, 2008. Katz refused to use this information which I supplied to him in time to be used in the trial. Kelly Skubick has very recently left her $50,000+ job at Players Inc., a job she told the interviewer that she loved. I now understand that her computer with the records of over 3,000 retired players who are covered by licensing agreements may have been damaged by the convenient fire in the NFLPA offices shortly after DeMaurice Smith took office replacing Upshaw. Katz has allowed Berthelson and Kessler to continue saying only 2,062 retired players had signed GLA’s when he knew that was not true and that the Players Inc. employee who handled servicing those GLA’s on a daily basis said there are over 3,000. That, Mr. Katz, is perjury on their part as I pointed out to you shortly after I gave you that information which certainly extends any time limit problems you claim to exist.
This issue is important since it reduces the damage award in this case by 33% whatever the true amount of the award should be. That is an increase of $9.3 million raising the incorrect $28.1 million to $37.4 million while 133% of $106.9 million raises the Rowley-calculated damages to over $140 million. Since the NFLPA’s Executive Committee calls $28.1 million “Chump Change,” they need a stronger message – like $140 million from Judge Alsup’s court. continue reading »
In another attempt to avoid the light of public scrutiny, the NFLPA took another run at overturning the scheduled Sept. 22nd Federal trial between Herb Adderley, Bernie Parrish, Walt Roberts et al vs. Players Inc. (NFLPA subsidiary). But Judge William Allsup rendered a decision today that cleared the case for trial, declaring, “There continues to exist a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the GLAs (Group Licensing Agreements) guaranteed retired players something more than empty promises.”
Watch the news over the next 24 hours for more coverage on this story. Earlier post on this trial can be read by clicking HERE. You can almost HEAR certain people sweating back at the NFLPA offices…
Yesterday, word came out of San Fransisco that the Class Action suit, filed on our behalf, was certified by Judge William Alsup. This simply means that the judge felt there was substantial evidence to proceed. (We just posted Bernie Parrish’s personal update on Judge Alsup’s ruling HERE.) So how does the NFLPA pass on this information to you? Here’s their spun Press Release: continue reading »