PART TWO: Is the NFL Disability and Pension Program Broken? Is it all in Congress Head?

July 17, 2007
Hosted by Ida R. Muorie

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Episode Description

Ida welcomes her Guest Co-Host, Henry Lawrence -3 time Super Bowl Veteran; Special Guest Attorney Mel Owens, former first round draft choice out of Michigan for the Rams and now a Workers Compensation and Disability Specialist for NFL Players; and Bernie Parrish. former Florida Gator, Cleveland Brown and one of the architects of 1962 Collective Bargaining agreement that created the Players Association (NFL Union) prior to a threat of an anti-trust lawsuit by the players. The discussions will shift to the June 26, 2007, Congressional Opening Statement of Attorney Douglas Ell of the Groom Law Group, that has been the Plan Counsel of the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan since 1994.

The Sportsmavericks Show©

The Sportsmavericks Show©

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The Sportsmavericks Show redefines the elite athlete by bridging the gap between parents, athletes and the community. Host Ida Muorie, a.k.a. The Oprah of Sports brings to the VoiceAmerica Network original programming - balancing the pursuit of academic excellence and sports participation. The Sportsmavericks Show airs every Tuesday evening at 5 PM/PST, 8 PM/EST on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel. Listeners will be engaged in straightforward talk, spontaneous and unscripted by the experts. Ida and her guests will explore the challenges of success and failure in sports, and will help athletes and their parents navigate the transition from high school, college and then on to the pros. We put “fun” back into sports, and recognize role models in sports through our “Sportsmavericks All-Star Award” program. Tune in Tuesday evenings at 5 PM/PST with Ida Muorie and The Sportsmavericks Show, right here on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.

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Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie, JD is a sports advocate, author, college professor, renowned speaker, personal coach, financial strategist, international spokesperson, lawyer and the President and CEO of Sportsmavericks, Inc. Sportsmavericks is a Community Education and Sports Network company that offers services in life coaching, consulting, diversity training, publishing, community events and video conferencing workshops for sports professionals, student athletes and parents of athletes. In 2004, Muorie combined her experience in sports education with 20 years of financial experience, to launch the first sports talk show on The VoiceAmerica Network. She is also the host and producer of the audio series-- Laying The Foundation For Excellent: “Survival Guide IV Student Athletes,” the DVD, “Finding The (Sports) Woman In You,” and the author of “The Pro-Ready Impact Principles,” and “The Financial Playbook For Athletes.”

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