This whole situation with the NFLPA and the Gridiron Greats is starting to really irk me. These former players laid down the foundation for todays game, it players, the market. The ones that played in the '50, 60, and '70 did not make the money to last a lifetime. Unless you were a star that could live off appreances, etc.... you are SOL. Kyle Turley has given up some money as well as a number of players, but chew on this for a moment.
If every player gave up one tenth of a percent of thier living wages, the Gridiron Greats would be able to donate over 4 million dollars a year into helping retired athletes. Increase it to 1% and you have the National GPD of a ton of third world countries PER YEAR.
The players need to voice it up. They too will be "getting thiers" in return after they retire. It means giving up buying a new car, a nentire new wardrobe, or a 50k diamond encrusted whatever...... Basically, be a human being to the guys that paved your way to make the millions of dollars. You can give 10k for every million you make. This would be like me giving 1k for it. In the grand scheme of life, it is not asking much at all to help out a fellow football player, now is it.