clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Jerry Kramer on Retired Players in the NFL

New, comments

I've read recently that former Green Bay Packers Jerry Kramer and LeRoy Butler are upset at Drew Brees over his apparent lack of concern about retired players. I can't say I've paid much attention to the situations of former players in general, and I don't have an opinion on the subject. I think retired players deserve benefits after their playing days are done, but I have no idea whether the current benefits are adequate.

But Kramer has been quite vocal on this subject recently, and was on Mike Lupica's radio show. From Sports Radio Interviews:

I would love to be in a position to talk to him [Drew Brees] and tell him they will be ex-players fairly soon and sooner than they may think. And try to get them to think about long term financing, but that is correct. Drew is correct in that statement, his statement about former players drinking their money up and using it for drugs and being stupid — when you think about it, isn’t an accurate statement.