Originally Posted by Rausch
And as I said on CP, the NFL loves you when you're a star and spits on you when you aren't.
Look at the trouble Unitas had with his arm, or Jim Brown with his legs, or the thousands of claims the NFL turned down for medical coverage.
Players love it while they're there but they don't really understand what happens when the spotlight leaves...
I don't know enough about it, but I'm sure the business side of the NFL can be very harsh, especially to no name players that accumulated just a couple of seasons as backups and had their career's ended by various injuries.
I always thought, as part of an NFL contract, there should be a standard medical insurance clause that would pay out a certain guaranteed amount of money if you end up not being able to play because of injury. Maybe such a thing is already done, I dunno.