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NFL Hall of Famers demand health insurance – for themselves only

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are threatening a mass boycott of the annual induction ceremony unless all Hall of Famers get health insurance coverage and an annual salary.

In a letter sent to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame president David Baker, 21 Hall of Fame members – including Joe Namath, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders – cited themselves as "integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14bn in revenue".

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