Apparently, NFL Alumni executive director George Martin had a stressful meeting last week with the NFLPA* at its annual gathering.
Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com confirms that the session was filmed, and that a transcript could soon be released.
Freeman points out that the NFLPA* doesn’t trust Martin, given that his group has received an interest-free loan from the league worth more than $1 million.
Freeman also reports that “the meeting became heated . . . when several crucial issues were raised.” The issues included the perception that Martin is being paid by the owners, and Martin’s disagreement with the demand for financial transparency. Furthermore, Freeman reports that there is “some concern Martin is attempting to operate a shadow union.”
That’s the first time we’ve heard that concern. If it’s true, then we can understand why the NFLPA* would be leery.
Either way, here’s hoping that the transcript is released. Or, better yet, the videotape.