Legacy fund extended for widows, other survivors

The NFL and the NFLPA announced today that it has reached an agreement to extend Legacy benefits to roughly 330 widows and other survivors or pre-1993 players as part of the new CBA.

In a joint announcement today, the sides announced the additional package that has a total value of more than $15 million. The increased amounts the parties were receiving will be retroactive to the CBA – Aug. 1, 2011, and the funding is the same as the rest of the Legacy Fund with the NFL kicking in 51 percent and the NFLPA 49 percent.

Widows and survivors will receive their retroactive checks within the next two weeks.

It’s nice to know that slowly the game is starting to look after some of the players who paved the way for the sport to be what it is today.

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