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Thursday, June 21st, 2018



A great story

Kyle Turley, a nine year veteran of the NFL and active member of the Kansas City Chiefs, is coordinating this effort with active NFL players to help retired players in dire need through the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.   The Gridiron Greats was formed last year for retired NFL players with serious medical and financial problems.

At a press conference Tuesday, hosted by Mike Ditka and Gale Sayers of the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Turley announced that he would be donating his entire game check from the December 23rd game to the Gridiron Greats, and that he is spearheading a grass roots relief effort among the NFL’s active players to directly help retired players in dire need.

Many active players will donate part or all of their entire game check, from their December 23rd game to be used to provide immediate assistance to retired NFL players in need. One hundred percent of all the funds donated will go directly to retired players

Turley is joined by many players around the league who have already committed to participate in this humanitarian initiative. Players can elect to keep their donation and participation confidential or release their name publicly as a participant in the effort.

The Gridiron Greats was formed last year to assist old-timers with serious medical and financial problems.

  • dhaab

    The NFL is the best run professional league by far, but they fail miserably in this category. And guess what?
    It’s all about the almighty dollar.

  • http://www.meaninglis.com Lis
  • http://allonthefield.blogspot.com Kevin

    That’s a pretty cool program. It does strike me as a little bit odd that some of the best paid guys in the world wouldn’t have any money left over, but maybe it was before salaries were so high. That and the fact that most players only last a few years in the league, I guess, make it tough to save a lot of money.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    I think in any walk of life there are well-paid people who are not able to hold on to or capitalize on their wealth. I laughed when I hear Gene Upshaw talking about percentage increases and millions of dollars. The one player was receiving somewhere close to $140 a month and Upshaw was touting his increase of over 20%. OOOOooooooh.

  • PB

    It will be interesting to see which players actually step up and participate. I wonder if the donation can be written off on their taxes… FIRE MILLEN NOW MANG! SMOKE AND MIRRORS IN MOTOWN!

  • http://pastortony.wordpress.com Tony Foeller

    Just shows you how classy the members of the Chiefs organization are.

    4-7 and still in the hunt!

    GO CHIEFS!!!

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com Luke Armour

    Turley will be on The Sports Insider show on BlogTalkRadio today talking about his donation and Gridiron Greats. It’s a live, interactive call-in show. Join the conversation with Turley.

    Host Robert Brewer welcomes Kansas City Chiefs lineman Kyle Turley as he plans to donate his entire game check to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and coordination of social services to retired NFL players in dire need.

    This is a great opportunity to hear why Turley feels this is important directly from the lineman himself.
    Find out more about this noteworthy cause as Robert continues the discussion of the NFL’s faulty disability and retirement programs today at 5pm ET on The Sports Insider Show.

    Live Stream and archive of show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sportsinsidershow/2007/12/05/Kyle-Turley-donates-to-Gridiron-Greats
    Call-in Number: (646) 716-9755

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