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The Unbroken Line is the riveting story of

how truly heartless the business of professional football

was and is - from the poor ...

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Overview

The Unbroken Line is the riveting story of

how truly heartless the business of professional football

was and is - from the poor pension plans and inadequate

medical benefits to the greed of union leadership which the

authors argue takes advantage of and turns its back on the

very individuals who make the game great. At no time in the

annals of sports has the timing of a book been more

important.

This unique story provides a

fascinating inside look at how a group of players and one

attorney strategically outwitted the NFL and the Players'

Union leadership to score an historic and crucial victory

for players' rights. The year was 1982, a few courageous men

stood up to their powerful administrative adversaries when

no one else would during the most turbulent time in the

history of professional football. What was at stake then and

now again in 2010 is the players' ability to earn salaries

and benefits that are in line with their contributions to

their teams.

The authors, former Pro Bowl tight

end Billy Joe DuPree and highly respected attorney Spencer

Kopf, not only reveal the successful plan that began the end

of player exploitation, but they also skillfully compare the

peril players faced in 1982 to the heart wrenching

situations of present-day, retired union members.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440191602
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/10/2010
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Billy Joe DuPree is a former Pro Bowl

tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. DuPree was one of the

top tight ends of his era. He was selected to three

consecutive Pro Bowls (1976-1978) and helped lead his

team to a 27-10 victory in Super Bowl XII. Spencer

Kopf is an attorney, former prosecutor, and judge based

in Dallas, Texas. An expert in sports law, he has

represented more than one hundred professional athletes

and at one time represented one-third of the entire

Dallas Cowboys roster.

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