NFL Cuts Benefits for Disabled Players

NFL players put their bodies on the line for their careers. Yet, when it comes time for the league to give back, they often fall short. Incredibly short.

The NYTimes tells the story of Keith O’Neil, a former linebacker who player four years with the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts, who will see his NFL disability payments decline by a whopping $2,339 per month as a result of the newly signed 10-year collective bargaining agreement.

We’d give our thoughts, but O’Neil’s father (also a former NFL player), Ed O’Neil said it best:

With all the revenues the league can make in a year, you’re going to take it away from guys who can’t work? It’s sinful.”

Read the full article here.

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