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My condolences to Kris Benson. When the four-letter answer to the clue for 55 across, "____ Benson," turned out not to be the major league pitcher but his self-promoting wife, Anna, it was clear which of the two did a better job of getting our attention.
As a proud retired member of the United Auto Workers union, I have benefited from the solidarity of a real union. With the medical and pension benefits I have today, I can thank goodness I was only a factory worker and not an NFL player.
This article should quiet those who question NFL salaries. Imagine working your whole life for a career that might last six years or less, and that could leave you crippled and addled by the time you reach age 50. I'm not sure these players have such a great deal after all.
As a Canadian, it struck me that if your country had a universal health care system such as ours, many of these players would be spared financial difficulties.
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