The latest battleground between the NFL and NFLPA arises in California, where legislators are considering changes to the workers’ compensation laws that would make it much harder for pro football players to collect benefits for single or cumulative injuries.
The issues are complex, and if I start breaking them down, I’ll put you to sleep. And me. (If you’re interested and fully-caffeinated, here’s a look at the matter from the NFLPA’s perspective and the NFL’s standpoint.)
The latest development comes from quarterbacks Tom Brady and Drew Brees, who have written an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle in opposition to the changes. We’d link to the column and quote some of it here, but it’s protected by a pay wall.
So, to summarize for now, the NFL wants to see the law changed. The NFLPA doesn’t. And Brady and Brees have written something in opposition to it. But we can’t tell you what it is because the Chronicle thinks it’s better to generate revenue via charging a small group of people as opposed to selling ads that would be served to a much larger pool of traffic.
Hopefully, you’re still awake.