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    Turley challenges active players to give to fund

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    Updated: November 27, 2007, 1:20 PM ET


    Kyle Turley is donating an entire game check to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund for retired NFL players in need -- and challenging his fellow active players to give as well.


    "I am issuing a challenge to all current players of this great game to take action and stand with me and show these men that they are not forgotten," the Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman said in a news release issued by Gridiron Greats on Tuesday.

    "I am asking them to join me by donating a portion of their December 23 game check, whether large or small, to go directly to retired players in need. Whether they choose to keep their participation confidential or release their name as a participant is not important. What is important is doing something to make a difference."


    The Gridiron Greats fund, overseen by NFL Hall of Famers Mike Ditka and Gale Sayers, provides financial assistance and coordinates social service assistance to retired NFL players in need. Ditka has been an outspoken critic of the NFL and its players union over the disability benefits program for retired players.

    "The fact that there are so many guys out there in desperate need of help, when something could be done by the owners and the union, is shameful," said Sayers, a board member of the Gridiron Greats. "While they spend their time making excuses, we are committed to providing whatever help we can to improve the lives of so many of the men that played this great game. In this season of giving it is absolutely wonderful what [Turley] and these active players are doing by reaching out to the retired players who are need."
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    I read that this morning.

    Good man, wish he could pass block.

    (BTW you might want to go back and edit out some of that computer language.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermhater View Post
    I read that this morning.

    Good man, wish he could pass block.

    (BTW you might want to go back and edit out some of that computer language.)
    Done.

    ...And agreed; this is admirable of him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    Done.

    ...And agreed; this is admirable of him.

    Thanks guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermhater View Post
    Thanks guy!
    No problem. :)


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    Kyle Turley speaks out for retired NFL Players.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1x_g0p5pG8"]YouTube - Kyle Turley speaks out for retired NFL players.[/ame]



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    Do I smell early retirement for turley? j/k. It is a nice gesture.


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    I hope a lot of players follow suit. This is a great example...maybe a couple owners could even follow...say taking ticket sales or concession sales for the same game?!
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    good riddance to guy if he is....

    didn't see much of him or he didn't make much noise to begin with as a CHIEF...

    i only recollect seeing him as a SAINT....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbedgood View Post
    I hope a lot of players follow suit. This is a great example...maybe a couple owners could even follow...say taking ticket sales or concession sales for the same game?!


    HAH!!!!

    Are you kidding?

    The NFL is a corporation isn't it?

    There is no way the owners will give money to retired players. They are the enemy of the NFL Players Union!!!

    Good one man!!!


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