Supplements Initial $7 Million In NFLPA/Hall of Fame/NFL Alumni/NFL Alliance
NFL owners unanimously approved $10 million in additional funding for retired players to help pay for joint replacement surgeries and other medical assistance, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today.
The funding, which was voted on at a league meeting in Philadelphia, supplements the initial $7 million committed in July by "Alliance" members -- NFLPA/NFL/Hall of Fame/NFL Alumni Association.
Today's $10 million commitment by the owners will be supplemented by on-field player fine money; additional contributions from the NFLPA; other Alliance members, and other interested retired player groups invited to join the Alliance.
The Alliance, which was formed in May, is aimed at addressing the medical concerns and needs of retired players, including joint replacements, cardiovascular health programs and assisted living arrangements. A foundation has been established by the Alliance to fund these programs.