Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A group of retired NFL players gathered at the National Press Club this morning to rail against a league disability benefits system that they contend is broken and unresponsive to the needs of players hurt during their careers.
When discussing the latest rift between retired football players and the NFL Players Association, "broken" is the word of choice. Players with broken bodies. A broken system to deal with them. An utterly — possibly irreparably — broken relationship between the two sides.
My back is crushed, DeMarco said through tears.
Former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Brian DeMarco, who needed help walking to the podium, said he has been homeless three times in the last five years, and at one point was living in a storage unit with his wife and infant child.