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ORIGINAL OWNER OF SAINTS JOINS DIGNITYAFTERFOOTBALL!
MEMBER OF FAMILY THAT WAS ORIGINAL OWNERS OF NEW ORLEANS SAINTS,MARY ELIZABETH MECOM, JOINS BOARD OF DIGNITYAFTERFOOTBALL, AND ALL NFL RETIREES REGARDLESS OF AFFILIATION, IN EXPOSING NFL CORRUPTION AND FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE, ENDING THE MISTREATMENT AND CRUELTY, AND GIVING DIGNITY FOR ALL NFL RETIREES
I do consider this an honor and will do all I can to help you and countless other players.
GO TO PAGE 3 FOR MARY'S PRESS RELEASE--
Mary Elizabeth Mecom
Dec. 4, 2010
DAF WELCOMES THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS!
We are sure you trust DAF to have your back, just as you have always done for yeas now- the name you can trust and you did with ovr 1,000 personal lettrs for me to hand deliver to Congress.- we have an unequaled good "brand recognition amongst NFL retirees-- remember, we were the 1st NFL retiree advocate website of it's kind, and as you know, w/in a year there were dozens of imitators.
Our Board of Directors has always been rock solid- ROMAN GABRIEL, JOE KAPP, KENNY EASLEY, BIG ED WHITE, COL. JACK KELLY USMC RETIRED, AND MYSELF AS FOUNDER/PRESIDENT.
WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD TO INTRODUCE SOME NEW FACES AND NEW BLOOD INTO OUR BOARD, AND I GUARANTEE YOU WILL APPROVE..THE NEW MEMBERS ARE AS FOLLOWS....
1- GREG KOCH ,- A MEMBER OF GREEN BAY'S HALL OF FAME
2- NEAL OLKEWICZ- A 3-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMP WITH REDSKINS
3- DOING DOUBLE DUTY AS A BOARD MEMBER AND OUR SPOKESWOMAN,
ALICIA KRAMER ( DAUGHTER OF PACKER LEGEND AND FOUNDER OF GRIDIRON GREATS JERRY KRAMER!)
Alicia Kramer, DAF Board member & spokeswoman,and her dad Jerry Kramer enjoy some golf
(sorry Greg and Neal- no pics of you yet...)
4- also formally joining us as advisor and IT expert, Andy Flagg, A DUTY HE HAS FAITHFULLY PERFORMED SINCE DAY ONE.
SO AS YOU CAN SEE, DAF, THE ORIGINAL WEBSITE FOR RETIREES, THE ORIGINAL "INDEPENDENT" GRASSROOTS GROUP ( a term later stolen and used for self-grandizement by unscrulous folks), HAS NOT DIED. WE ARE JUST BEAT UP AND TIRED. YOU CAN SEE EXCITING THINGS ARE COMING TO HELP RETIREES- NOT MORE INFIGHTING BETWEEN DIFFERENT FACTIONS OF RETIREE GROUPS- WE WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THAT, AND WE HAVE PARTNERED AND WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH WWW.DAVEPEAR.COM.
DAF CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT CLOSE DOWN OUR WEBSITE- AFTR ALL, IT PIONEERED SO MANY CHANGES- BUT WE HAVE DECIDED TO FOCUS ON GOING STRAIGHT TO THE FANS, CELEBRITIES, MEDIA, SPONSORS, etc.
WE URGE YOU TO CONTINUE TO VISIT AND SUPPORT OUR BROTHERS AT WWW.DAVEPEAR.COM !
Dave & Robert;& DAF, are truly working in harmony and sharing the goal of improving lives of NFL retirees-we could care less who's worthless RP group you join or all the other distractions Roger and De successfuly threw in our way for many to trip over.
Thanks for your neverending trust- I have never let you down. Join DAF and Dave Pear as we circle the wagons to bring thwe right people to the conversation and we solve our pension, disability, and vesting problems...so that weALL may live out our lives in DIGNITY...
Love to you all,
Oct. 29, 2009
House Judiciary Blasts Goodell & NFL re: concussion damage!
Goodell,left, and NFL concussion sufferer Brent Boyd who rubs head after hearing more BS and the NFL's DELAY,DENY,HOPE WE DIE stalling tactics
Oct 2, 2009
Conyers Plans Hearings on NFL Player Injuries
see page 3 for detailed announcement
Oct 1, 2009
NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS ON NFL'S MISHANDLING OF BRENT BOYD'S
DISABILITY CASE- SEE PAGE 3 '
Aug 21, 2009
click below for all info and to join the new class lawsuit in Minneapolis
June 1, 2009
NFLPA retired Players Convention in Palm springs a HUGE and harmonious success; major issues discussed in-depth and hope is given for all retirees-And this comes from me, Brent Boyd, one of the most vocal critics of the NFLPA ever-
New NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith opens with what wil be their slogan for years to come, when speaking of addressing retired players' issues with same vigor as active players-
"ONE TEAM, ONE LOCKER ROOM, ONE VOICE!"
Folks, a new wind might finally be blowing, but we want more than words- we want ACTION!
(see page 3 for details)
March 19, 2009
DeMaurice Smith named new NFLPA Exec director-
-pledges to work with retirees-
for details, see page 3
Feb. 19, 2009
Joe Kapp and Roman Gabriel join DAF's Board
see page 3 for details
Feb. 18, 2009
Read Roman Oben's letter on page 3
-SEE YOUR POLLING RESULTS HERE-
February 11, 2009
"What do we do next?" Survey Question Results
223 Responses View Now >>
(see also Page 3 for more details and photos)
January 14, 2009
Roger Goodell Survey Question
46 Responses View Now >>
January 10, 2009
NFLPA Executive Director
Search Survey Results
- Over 99% want the retirement/disability Board disassembled, fired,and to let retirees select our own reps on this board
- Goodell receives ONLY 8% APPROVAL RATING!!! (eight percent)
- 99% of respondents feel they have been treated unfairly by NFL retirement/disability board
138 Responses View Now >>
First published here at DAF-
For the official list of members of the class action suit (which retired players were included in this jury's reward of $28.1 mil
SEE PAGE 3 FOR LIST
RETIRED PLAYERS WIN SF TRIAL, AWARDED $28 MIL,
$21 MIL IN PUNITIVE!!!
SEE PAGE 3 FOR STORY
Dignity After Football had this "scoop"-
NFL retirees heard it first right here...
good hustle! cry if you missed the scoop, don't be a hater
This is for Sharon and Wayne Hawkins- our "family" and neighbors in Reno until recently- we miss them and wish them the best!