Wednesday, December 19, 2007
These days many NFL players have significant paychecks, but in the not-too-distant past football players played for a lot less. That combined with the usual vicissitudes of old age mean that some retired football players face health and financial problems. The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund helps out, and the L.A. Times reports that the Fund itself is being helped by donations from a number of current players. Kyle Turley of the Chiefs pledged his Dec. 23 game check of $43,000, and has been encouraging others to do the same. The effort has raised about $400,000 in pledges so far.