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SBD/Issue 212/Leagues & Governing Bodies
NFL Notes: 99 Foreign-Born Players In Training Camps
Published July 30, 2007
In N.Y., Teddy Kider reported there were 99 foreign-born players on NFL rosters as training camps opened last week, nearly double the total of 52 ten years ago (N.Y. TIMES, 7/29).
McNair Lauds NFL Commissioner
For Handling Of Off-Field Incidents
GRIDIRON GREATS: In L.A., Greg Johnson wrote the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a group aimed at helping retired NFLers, issued a statement Friday that "took issue" with co-Founder Jerry Kramer attending a meeting with NFL and NFLPA reps last Tuesday. The statement said Kramer attended the meeting as "an individual, and not as a representative" of the group. Gridiron Greats BOD members Mike Ditka, Joe DeLamiellure, Gale Sayers and Harry Carson also "dismissed the alliance ... as a public relations ploy, and described its promise of assistance to retirees with financial and medical problems as 'more smoke and mirrors.'" Kramer, who is not a BOD member, said, "I think it was ill-advised and uninformed ... to issue a press release without first talking to me" (L.A. TIMES, 7/28).