George Martin resigns as head of NFL Alumni

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Early this year, when questions were raised about the ability of former Giants defensive end George Martin to lead the NFL Alumni Association, the organization’s board stood behind Martin as the right man for the job. But now Martin is out of the job.

NFL Alumni has announced that Martin has resigned as executive director of the Association and as President and CEO of the NFL Alumni Foundation. No reason was given for Martin’s resignation from the job that was reportedly paying him a base salary of $750,000 a year.

Former Giants and Eagles quarterback Joe Pisarcik has been appointed the interim leader of both the Alumni Association and the Foundation.

“We thank George for his years of service and look forward to being able to continue to call upon him in this transition period,” Pisarcik said in a statement. “Looking forward, we are particularly focused on addressing the growing number of pressing retired player issues.”

8 responses to “George Martin resigns as head of NFL Alumni

  1. cooklynn17 says:
    May 5, 2012 2:55 PM
    Martin is and always will be nothing but class.

    Sorry…. but he’s completely incompetent as well. He’s declared personal bankruptcy three times and he’s done absolutely nothing in this position. He’s “resigning” because he’s he’s not up to the job and he’s been asked to step down. He never should have been put into the position in the first place and THAT decision and the parties that made it are the ones that should really seriously be put under the spotlight.

  2. Sounds like he was asked to leave and a buyout took place. It happens everyday in the real world.

  3. I believe that there is much more to this story. Go back and ready how charities and family with connections to Mr Martin were being helped, the declining enrollment of chapters, the financial mismanagement. We’ll see if the NFL will try to kill this story and protect Mr Martin. The retired players should be screaming for a full accounting. Mr. Florio, do your thing…

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