Lets do more for our VETERANS...Earl. I could give a rats behind that pro football players have blown all their millions and don't have squat left to live on.
Maugwa, you are either a moron or ignorant (as in uninformed) because the football players in need of better health insurance coverage and benefits, identified in the article, did not make millions and because this article has NOTHING to do with whether we should do more for our Veterans. The former players are part of the group that created the NFL and that made it a great and popular league. For the most part, players salaries rose significantly to the high levels,millions, only after these first players retired. Further, the NFL is unrelated to the problems faced by our Veterans. While I agree that the Government should use additional public tax dollars to help our Veterans, this article is reporting on a Government investigation as to whether the NFL should be forced to provide better health coverage to its former players. Further, I think the NFL should provide better health coverage and that the Government should force current players and owners to contribute to a fund that would be used for this purpose if the NFL will not form an adequate policy of its own. Lastly, while I do not know whether Gene Upshaw has a legal obligation to represent the interests of former players, I have the impression that the guy is a real jerk. I think he challenged some former players who were criticizing him to a fistfight.