House Judiciary Committee chairman wants to hold more hearings on benefits for NFL retirees Print
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Wednesday, 09 April 2008 11:32
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 WASHINGTON (AP) -The House Judiciary Committee intends to hold more hearings on the benefits programs for retired NFL players.
In releasing a 144-page report from the Congressional Research Service, chairman John Conyers said Wednesday that additional government intervention was needed. The committee requested the study after last summer's congressional hearing.
The report does not make specific recommendations how the league and the NFL Players Association should change their benefits programs for retirees. Citing a lack of scientific information available on the health effects of playing pro football on players' health, the study encourages the NFL and union to fund independent research, invite evaluations from neutral parties and collect more data.
ssible legislation to address this matter.''
The NFL said in a statement, ``We appreciate chairman Conyers' recognition of the positive steps that we have already taken with the NFLPA to address the medical needs of our players. Earlier this month, additional significant improvements in our medical and disability benefits took effect. We look forward to reviewing the report and to continuing our efforts to identify additional opportunities to enhance the health and safety of our players and the benefits available to our retirees and their families.''
An NFLPA spokesman said executive director Gene Upshaw was in the process of reviewing the report.
 

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