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Heartbreaking Reality for NFL Players - Please Help!

My father forwarded this to me this morning.  I don't usually post this kind of stuff, but I found it incredibly moving. If you can help, please do.  

J

This is a heart breaking situation. I have signed up to help, I hope you will also.
 
 
Please help 

Since September 11, 2001, Americans have come together as never 
before in our generation.  We have banded together to overcome tremendous 
adversity. We have weathered direct attacks on our own soil, wars overseas, 
corporate/government scandal, layoffs, unemployment, stock price plunges, 
droughts, fires, mad cow, SARS, high gasoline prices, and a myriad of economic 
and physical disasters both great and small. But now, we must come together 
once again to overcome our greatest challenge yet. 
  
Hundreds of Professional Football players in our very own nation are going to be 
locked out, living at well below the seven-figure salary level. And as if that 
weren't bad enough they could be deprived of their life giving pay for several 
months, possibly longer, as a result of the lockout situation. But you 
can help! 
  
For only $27,080 a month, about $902.75 a day (that's less than the cost of a 
large screen projection TV) you can help an NFL player remain economically 
viable during his time of need. This contribution by no means solves the 
problem as it barely covers the annual minimum salary, but it's a start, and 
every little bit will help! 

  
Although $900 may not seem like a lot of money to you, to a football player it 
could mean the difference between spending the lockout golfing in Florida or on 
a Mediterranean cruise. For you, nine hundred dollars is nothing more than a 
month's rent, a mortgage payment, or a month of medical insurance, but to 
a football player, $900 will partially replace his daily salary. 
  
Your commitment of less than $900 a day will enable a player to buy that home 
entertainment center, trade in the year-old Lexus for a new Ferrari, or enjoy a 
weekend in Rio. 
  
HOW WILL I KNOW I'M HELPING? 
  
Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the player you 
sponsor. Detailed information about his stocks, bonds, 401(k), real estate, and 
other investment holdings will be mailed to your home. Plus, upon signing up 
for this program, you will receive an unsigned photo of the player lounging 
during the lockout on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean (for a signed photo, 
please include an additional $150). Put the photo on your refrigerator to 
remind you of other peoples' suffering. 
  
HOW WILL HE KNOW I'M HELPING? 
  
Your NFL player will be told that he has a SPECIAL FRIEND who just wants to 
help in a time of need. Although the player won't know your name, he will be 
able to make collect calls to your home via a special operator in case 
additional funds are needed for unforeseen expenses. 
  
YES, I WANT TO HELP! 
  
I would like to sponsor a locked out NFL player. My preference is (check below): 

  

[ ] Offense         [ ] Defense         [ ] Special Teams         [ ] Entire team  
  

  

Please charge the account listed below $902.75 per day for the duration of the 
lockout. Please send me a picture of the player and my very own Roger Goodell 
(NFL Commissioner) pin to wear proudly on my hat (include $80 for hat). 

  

Your Name: ________Telephone Number:________Account Number:_______Exp.Date:_______ 
  
[ ] MasterCard         [ ] Visa         [ ] American Express         [ ] Other 
  
Signature:_______________________ 
  
Alternate card (when the primary card exceeds its credit limit): 
  
Account Number: _______________________ Exp.Date:_______ 
  
[ ] MasterCard         [ ] Visa         [ ] American Express         [ ] Other 
  
Signature:_______________________

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