Originally posted by BobS:
They should change the NFL pension system and how the players are paid. A player has to contribute a mandatory amount of his salary to a pension fund, get some help from the IRS and make it tax deferred. Most of these players know way less about money than the average Joe. They need to be protected from themselves and all the leeches that suck money out of them.
I can see a headline 40 years from now: the NFL is facing unfunded liabilities in its pension fund as modern medicine has helped players to have better quality of life and longevity. One of the moves the league is considering is to replace union players with players from outside of the USA through temp agencies. These H1B-visa players will be covered by insurance plans provided by the placement agencies.