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The fringe benefits

Originally Published: January 28, 2005
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The family of late Pittsburgh Steelers star Mike Webster, from ex-wife Pam to his two sons, Colin and Garrett, hopes that the story of the Hall of Famer's last years serves as a cautionary tale for football fans. Football, they say, is a tough way to make a living. The NFL, they insist, should take care of its own.

One subject each raised independently in interviews was that of medical insurance for former players.

"It needs to be addressed," Garrett Webster said. "The Websters are ...

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