Roger Goodell’s letter to members of the Congressional Black Caucus

I have attached a copy of Roger Goodell’s April 12, 2011 letter to members of the Congressional Black Caucus. You can see it below my comments.

While I am flattered to be mentioned in Mr. Goodell’s letter regarding Pension Plan contributions and the fact that DeMaurice Smith and the NFLPA continue to deny that the NFL owners contribute any money toward retired player benefits, I am still disappointed that not enough retired players were included in their proposed “supplemental” pension increase.

Retired players would also like more information on their proposal for “a new rookie pay system that would re-allocate more than $300 million per draft class to fund benefits for current and retired players. ”

As most of you know, George Martin sent a letter asking for clarification on their proposals and I’m sure he will share their response as soon as he gets it.

Here is Commissioner Goodell’s letter. For easier viewing, just go to the bottom of the document reader and click on the button that displays the words “view in fullscreen” when you place the mouse cursor over it.


About Jeff Nixon

Jeff was a first team consensus All-American from the University of Richmond in 1978. He is 7th in NCAA history with 23 career interceptions. Played for the Buffalo Bills 1979-1984. Led the team with 6 interceptions in Rookie Year. Holds Bills record for 4 takeaways in a single game - 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Tied Bills record with four consecutive games with an interception. After 5 knee surgeries Jeff retired from pro football in 1985. He worked for 13 years (1988-2000) as the Youth Bureau Director for Buffalo and Erie County. He has worked for the past 11 years as the Youth Employment Director for Buffalo. Plays guitar and was voted best R&B guitar player by Buffalo Nightlife Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Posted on April 15, 2011, in NFL Alumni News. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Jefff–Where can I get info on Long Term Care Insurance from Transamerica mentioned in letter?
    Thank you

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