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For Immediate Release
Retired NFL Players Launch the Retired Players Association at the
NFL Enshrinement Festival August 7th 2010

Minneapolis, MN / V-Newswire/ August 3, 2010—Today, retired NFL greats, Carl Eller, Lem Bailey, Deacon Jones and other NFL Hall of Famers, announced the launch of the Retired Players Association (RPA). The launch will take place at the NFL Enshrinement Festival at the NFL Hall of Fame Ceremony in Canton Ohio on August 7th 2010.

To address concerns that are intimate to players, the RPA was established by players and for players. Many believe Eller is one of the best advocates in the league to run an organization like this. Eller has been assisting players for years in many different capacities.

“I have been actively involved with helping players before, during and after their time in the league with important issues, healthy lifestyle coaching, educating players about “specific to the league”, health- related issues such as head injuries, dementia, back injuries,” explains Carl Eller, a 6 time Pro Bowler.

Eller has enlisted the help of esteemed Neurologist, Dr. Patricio F. Reyes, M.D., to help develop board members in special areas to assist with player needs. Dr. Reyes is the Director the Centers for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Care, Health Partner’s Specialty Center, and Alzheimer’s Research Center.

Eller has also taught players how to be good mentors to youth, he has helped players with family issues, taught about the importance of community service, pensions, finances, investing and preparing for retirement, since retirement happens much younger for professional athletes.

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