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.