Proposed NFL deal includes provision for retired players

It is being reported that the propsed new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the players union will include $1 billion in new benefits for retired players over the life of the 10-year deal.

Apparently, more than $600 million will be put into the “Legacy Fund” for retired players over the next 10 years.

Looks like a nice deal for retirees.  Let’s see in the coming days what they think of it.

It was recently reported that former NFL players are at a higher risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a form of dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease.

The report, produced by the Alzheimer Association, stated that of the 513 former players who responded to an Alzheimer’s screening questionnaire, over 35% exhibited symptoms of dementia. Their average age was 61.

The association reported that among Americans 65 and over, only 13% has Alzheimer’s.

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