View Full Version : Ditka : Upshaw Breaking The Law

Livinginthe past
05-26-2007, 02:05 PM
This all sounds very dramatic, hard to imagine much of a climbdown possible for either guy.

If Ditka is wrong on this one he'll come off looking like a senile fool.

Mike Ditka on Friday accused NFL Players Association director Gene Upshaw of breaking the law and said a Senate investigation into the union is imminent, all of which amused Upshaw.

Ditka has been critical of the NFL's care for former players who are physically or mentally incapacitated. But Ditka, who helps raise money for former players in need, took that criticism to a new level Friday on WMVP-1000 (AM).

''[Upshaw is] taking loans from the Players Association which are illegal,'' Ditka said. ''You cannot take any loan which [is] over $4,000 from the union.

''He's on the books for over [a] $100,000 loan, which is really a criminal offense.''


05-26-2007, 02:13 PM
That's a pretty serious allegation Ditka is throwing around. I'm no fan of the guy as the NFLPA's director, but I have to side with Upshaw on this one, at least for now.

05-26-2007, 02:35 PM
I see no reason for a real case.