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Ditka says NFL, union need to do more for ex-players

Updated: February 1, 2007, 8:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Jerry Kramer believes the NFL is running away from its retired players who are in need of financial assistance. Now, the former Packers lineman, along with Mike Ditka and others, are doing what they can to help NFL greats who need it.

Speaking at a news conference Thursday in Miami, Kramer announced the official start of the first Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund auction. The event, Kramer said, would help Hall of Fame players who have fallen on their luck and are not covered by the NFL Player ...

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