NFL Retirement Benefits Term Paper by cee-cee

NFL Retirement Benefits
A paper illustrating the need for the National Football League (NFL) to improve retirement benefits for NFL players.
# 109081 | 1,836 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 16, 2008 in Medical and Health (General) , Sport (General)

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The paper reveals the serious health issues common to retired NFL players that include long-term medical problems from repeated cerebral concussions, cognitive impairment and football-related dementia. The paper discusses how retirement benefits available to NFL retirees pale in comparison to those available to retirees in other professional sports. The paper discusses how NFL retirees are therefore asking for a system of retirement benefits that appropriately accounts for the physical abuse entailed by their careers, and the long-term medical consequences that are direct functions of having contributed to making the NFL the success it has become.

Introduction - Statement of the Issues
Long-Term Medical Problems, Cognitive Impairment and Football-Related Dementia

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Associated Press. 10/24/07 NFL Adds $10 Million To Medical Fund, Latest Step In Dispute Concerning Retirees And Pensions. Retrieved, November 3, 2007, from CBSonline at
  • Associated Press. 5/31/07 35 NFL Players Qualify for Dementia-Alzheimer's Assistance Retrieved, November 3, 2007, from FoxNews Web site, at:,2933,276617,00.html
  • Carpenter, L. 10/13/07 Congress Presses NFL, Union On Benefits. Retrieved, November 3, 2007, from at:
  • Conrad, M. (1999) Sportslaw History: The John Mackey case. Retrieved, November 3, 2007, from:
  • Green, T. (1996) The Dark Side of the Game: My Life in the NFL.New York: Warner

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

NFL Retirement Benefits (2008, November 16) Retrieved July 10, 2020, from

MLA Format

"NFL Retirement Benefits" 16 November 2008. Web. 10 July. 2020. <>