Earlier today, Dennis Curran, Senior Vice President of Labor Litigation and Policy with the National Football League, send out the following letter to all NFLPA Contract Advisors.
Other than the email listing every single NFLPA Contract Advisor’s email address (yes, someone at the NFL forgot to BCC all recipients), the thing that sticks out to me is the following line, found in the third paragraph of the letter.
“The insurance can be paid for by the player or the NFLPA.” (emphasis added)
Is this a measure by the NFL to put some additional pressure on the NFLPA?
Okay fine, the line that sticks out the most is obviously this:
I have repeatedly been told by agents and players that you are not getting reliable information on this point, and in recent months, there has in fact been a great deal of misinformation circulated on this subject. Some of that misinformation has included suggestions that wives of players need to induce labor prematurely to give birth before March 4, that children with serious illnesses will lose their insurance coverage overnight, or other equally inaccurate and inflammatory statements. (emphasis added)
Who the hell is providing that information?