This is why I think praising Gene Upshaw for his great work on the new CBA is full of ****! Upshaw has repeatedly backed off getting help for the former players who really need it in order to get more money for the current generation of players.
He is a glorified Union b**** who refuses to fight for what is worth fighting for, but thinks the new guys making MORE money is going to cure everything. All that happens is that these guys end up blowing MORE money than they have previously. The lack of understanding, discipline, and frugality these guys dismiss because they are NFL players is a serious problem for the average NFL player. However, they promote like hell their Player development program that helps very few players. The NFL tries to project a player conscious image, but in practice they are cutthroat to former players. If they treat the legend Montana like that, think how they treat the three year UDFA player.
This has always been my major gripe with the NFL office. They KNOW what they are doing is BS but they do it anyway.