Seems to me that the millions he made while playing in the nfl, especially with countless endorsements, would be enough "compensation" for him. I know people that never made millions as a professional athelete that have had knee replacements, back surgeries, etc. I say get over yourself, Joe. He's 49, there will be health problems anyway...
The NFL is what made him able to laugh at $1000 to appear at the SUPER BOWL, for crying out loud.