Is the NFL Disability and Pension Program Broken? Is it all in Congress Head? – Special Encore Presentation!

July 24, 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 and three Special Guests: Michael V. Kaplan, Esq., President of Brain injury Litigation Group Association of Trail Lawyers of America. Michael is leading national advocate for the rights of the brain injured and a nationally recognized expert on Brain injury as it relates to NFL players. Another guest is Bernie Parrish, former Florida Gator Football Player and one of the men in the 1960’s that strengthened the NFL Players Association with dreams of making it the most powerful union in sports. Bernie is at the forefront of the fight for a better Pension for Retirees. In addition, Mel Owens, former 49er and workmen compensation attorney will join us to discuss the present state of affairs of NFL retirees. Each guest will share their view on the NFL Disability and Pension system, and offer suggestions to revamp it to meet both the active player’s future needs, and the retired players’ present needs.

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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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