NFL Great, Carl Eller, President of the Retired Players Association (RPA), will be holding a press conference on Friday, February 4th 2011 at 8:00 a.m. CST.  Entitled “The Future of the NFL”, Eller’s address will include his insights into the current state of the NFL, NFLPA, and the implications current issues facing the NFL including Collective Bargaining Agreements.  NFL greats, Marv Fleming, Dave Robinson and Mel Renfro will also be on hand to offer insight and support.

Arlington, TX, February 2, 2011 – In conjunction with Superbowl Kick Off Events, NFL Great, Carl Eller will be holding a press conference on Friday, February 4th 2011 at 8:00 a.m. CST.  Carl Eller and the Retired Players Association will address the state of the NFL from retired player’s unique perspectives on a vintage rail car as a symbolic gesture.  The event will be located at the Union Pacific Railroad, 2112 E. Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas.  This event will be open to the public and will be telecast worldwide via USteam.

The title of the press conference will be “The Future of the NFL”.  Eller will passionately address young NFL players and the public.  Eller’s address promises to fully educate non-players and player alike about the ramifications of Collective Bargaining Agreements.  “Super Bowl XLV will be the last game played under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement,” explains Eller.  “I want to address the public to educate and inform.  We chose to host this address on The Union Pacific which is a highly symbolic venue because it reminds us of the significance of the past, and the role it plays in this year’s Super Bowl.”

According to Eller and the RPA, this analogy can be applied directly to the plight of the retired players and their messages of reform the NFL and the NFLPA.  Eller, a former Minnesota Viking Defensive End and Pro Football Hall of Famer, is a staunch advocate for players, aspiring, current and retired.

“Current players, including rookies in this years’ draft have no idea of what is at stake in the negotiations.  They risk losing billions of dollars at the bargaining table. This of course will affect the current players, who will soon be, retired players,” explains Eller.

The highlight of the presentation will be the announcement of the Retired Players Association’s heath care program SecuriCare, a national network of clinics and hospitals in pending partnerships with the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Scripps Clinics. This network has collective assets that will bring billions of dollars of medical care and technology to the retired players to help with health issues that retired players continue to suffer from.

The Retired Players Association has already helped hundreds of retired players with severe and debilitating medical problems and is now rolling the program out to retired players nationally. SecuriCare will provide the retired NFL players a cohesive, easy-to-use, network of thousands of expertly trained and skilled medical professionals. This will create a prestigious health care network which is quite possibly the world’s best health care plan and is far superior to anything provided thus far by the NFL or the NFLPA.

About Retired Players Association

The Retired Players Association is dedicated to providing powerful national advocacy and collegial support for retired professional football players, their families and the community at large.

The RPA’s specific area of focus is to raise awareness and funding in support of medical research in the areas of Alzheimer’s and ALS, particularly as it relates to repeated head trauma. The RPA provides financial assistance for members suffering from these illnesses.

Additionally, the RPA lobbies nationally for more comprehensive medical benefits for retired athletes.

Admission to the press conference is free, but seating is limited.

For more information and to support:  www.retiredplayersassociation.com

For media inquiries:

Kandis Knight

Public Relations

Retired Player’s Association

612-599-7852

[email protected]