It was announced today that a group of current NFL players will announce a “ground breaking initiative” during a press conference hosted by former NFL great Mike Ditka and the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. The press conference is set to take place on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at a restaurant owned by Mike Ditka in Chicago.
The Gridiron Greats press release states, “The event marks the first time an organized group of NFL players will speak out about and take action regarding the catastrophic conditions facing many retired NFL players due to the inadequate disability and benefits program provided by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).
The initiative being announced was created by an active, nine-year-veteran of the NFL.”
It appears the increased attention being placed on the NFL and NFLPA’s treatment of retired players has opened the eyes of some active players. Hopefully, many more current players will join the ranks of the players speaking at the press conference on November 27th.