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Dave Pear Presentation at Independent Retired Football Players Summit
Dave Pear Presentation at Independent Retired Football Players Summit
Dave Pear Presentation at Independent Retired Football Players Summit
Dave Pear Presentation at Independent Retired Football Players Summit
Dave Pear Presentation at Independent Retired Football Players Summit
Dave Pear Presentation at Independent Retired Football Players Summit
Dave Pear Presentation at Independent Retired Football Players Summit
Dave Pear Presentation at Independent Retired Football Players Summit
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Dave Pear Presentation at Independent Retired Football Players Summit

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Dave Pear talks about his battle to receive his disability benefits from the NFLPA at the Independent Retired Football Players Summit at the South Point Resort & Casino in Las Vegas May 2009

Dave Pear talks about his battle to receive his disability benefits from the NFLPA at the Independent Retired Football Players Summit at the South Point Resort & Casino in Las Vegas May 2009

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  • 1.  
  • 2. <ul><li>Pensions/disability (share information &amp; Facts) (we paid our own way here) </li></ul><ul><li>GAO Audit/litigation </li></ul><ul><li>Players Inc. (read) breach of fiduciary duty! (Miscarriage of justice)! </li></ul><ul><li>Gene Upshaw: dog food, NFLPA conspired with EA sports to “scramble”, never paid 1 penny </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Berthelsen (who wrote the GLA)? Under oath </li></ul><ul><li>1983 LOD (50-59%) </li></ul><ul><li>Minutes (show) </li></ul><ul><li>(collective bargaining in 1993 changed) </li></ul><ul><li>1992 Calif. Workers Comp. (79%) </li></ul><ul><li>1995 T&amp;P (Wheel chair) (80 +%) </li></ul><ul><li>Minutes (show) </li></ul><ul><li>2004 Social Security Disability (award) </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>ERISA Law, HIPAA (there is no standard) </li></ul><ul><li>Section (8.8) </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors making employment decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Sedentary </li></ul><ul><li>Tax returns not medical facts </li></ul><ul><li>The Groom Law Group (running a business inside a business) racketeering? </li></ul><ul><li>Plan Document </li></ul><ul><li>The Groom Law Group </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Congress (Washington DC 2007) Upshaw/Goodell “promised” (John Kerry &amp; Dorgan) </li></ul><ul><li>Next week: ALLIANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Webster (first 30 min) </li></ul><ul><li>White paper (show) </li></ul><ul><li>Truth Squad </li></ul><ul><li>Ebony Article (later date) </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Sanchez (show) </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Ditka, “They lied to Congress” </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Improvements: (Snow job) </li></ul><ul><li>Players Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Joint replacement (show) (you pay out of pocket expenses first)?? The Groom Law Group </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare prescription </li></ul><ul><li>Family health (NFLPA website) </li></ul><ul><li>GU Player Assistance (disability/pension reform no need for dire need fund)! </li></ul><ul><li>Pension improvements: (Herb Adderley $129 to $179) </li></ul><ul><li>WHITE WASH!! </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Youth football – United Way – (our money) </li></ul><ul><li>Goodell phone call </li></ul><ul><li>Phone records </li></ul><ul><li>Larry Lamade (show) threat, plan document list </li></ul><ul><li>(NFLPA) Goodell’s 32-city road trip </li></ul><ul><li>Snowing in Dallas (John Wooten &amp; Harold Henderson) </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Gaunt (800) 638-3186 </li></ul><ul><li>Cynthia Timpson </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Gene Upshaw (Washington Post Magazine) </li></ul><ul><li>Break your neck </li></ul><ul><li>Target on your back </li></ul><ul><li>I do not work for you </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Andre Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare may dry up in 8 years </li></ul><ul><li>Concussions </li></ul><ul><li>2/1/02 </li></ul><ul><li>9/9/04 (head injuries, memory, strokes, early onset dementia) </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is fortunate that he has the support of his wife” </li></ul><ul><li>If things don’t change active players will be in the same position retired players are now. </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Dee Smith, “all 32 players in the room stood up and clapped.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was the coolest thing I ever experienced in my life”. </li></ul><ul><li>Retired players? Dee, “We have already begun to address that.” </li></ul><ul><li>Question? Be specific! What?? </li></ul><ul><li>What has been done to reform disability/pensions? (no more white wash!) </li></ul><ul><li>Players Inc.: Where are our checks? </li></ul><ul><li>Who represents retired players? </li></ul>

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