NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement: What’s the Hold up?

April 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Taking care of those that paved the way to prosperity.
One of the many sticking points in negotiating the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL owners and NFLPA (NFL Player's Association) is post-retirement medical care and financially helping the "old timers."
The players aren't interested in signing a new agreement that doesn't include a pension and future medical care for both older and current players and the owners don't appear willing to sign one that has either.
When you consider the fate of former players like Mike Webster and more notably, Earl Campbell, this seems pretty ridiculous.
Why don't the owners want to help the men upon who's back their riches were greatly enhanced?
Why do the players feel that it is the sole responsibility of ownership?
Obviously, this issue needs to be re-examined. 
It is my contention that we shouldn't get into a situation similar to that of the auto industry or the state of Califo...

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