Thursday, May 03, 2012

OK, NFL! Here is the Plan!


John Mackey, Mike Webster, Steve McNair, Dave Duerson, Ray Easterling, Junior Seau.

The list will surely continue.  Veteran NFL players suffer from dementia, concussions, domestic violence, drug addictions, financial problems, depression, and post-football adjustment.  We have the wake-up calls. 

OK, Roger Goodell and the  NFL!  Here’s the plan.  Performance Vertical Consulting, a leading performance and sports psychology consulting firm, will set up the Performance Vertical Institute as a not-for-profit organization to address the mental health and mental conditioning needs of these elite athletes, veterans, and  retirees.  The essential services will be offered to players from the time they enter the league through their entire post-football lives to provide the necessary coping skills and other tools to maximize their post-NFL mental health.  We will mobilize.  We must. 

Fifteen hundred players are suing you.  There is a big problem and you are now seeing the tip of the iceberg.
 
What we need from you, NFL and NFL owners is to set aside at least 1% of all drafted rookie contracts each year to fund this institute.  This funding gets things started on the service side. However, more research is needed as well.  Now is the time. 

Fans we need your support, your time and, ultimately, your donations.
 
If you like this plan, please call or write me.  Call or write the NFL.  Use your social media tools.  Your voice is needed.  You know where to find us at Performance Vertical Consulting. 
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