Chiefs Players Join In Relief of Issues Facing Retired NFL Players

More Current Players to Announce Participation in Relief Initiative to Aid Retired Players in Dire Need and Address Issues Facing Retired NFL Players

Kansas City, MO-Kyle Turley of the Kansas City Chiefs will host a press conference that will feature many of his current Chiefs teammates on Tuesday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. The press conference will be held at Neil Smith's (Former Kansas City Chief) restaurant Amor de Brazil Churrascaria located at 11920 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS.

Turley will be joined by Chiefs Legends, Len Dawson, Fred Arbanas, Ed Podalak, Tim Grunhard, Larry Marshall, Walt Corey, Ed Budde, JC Pearson, Danon Hughes, Tony Reed, Vince Costello and Neil Smith. Also in attendance will beConrad Dobler, former St. Louis Cardinal, former Green Bay Packer, Lynn Dickey and Gridiron Greats founder Jerry Kramer.

During the press event Turley will recognize some of his teammates who will participate in the humanitarian relief effort that is underway to aid retired players in dire need. A check presentation will be included. Together, with some of the legends of the game, they will also address the catastrophic conditions many retired NFL players face due to the inadequate disability and benefits system provided by the National Football League Players Association.

The December 23, 2007 "Gridiron Guardian Sunday" initiative announced two weeks ago is currently being organized by Turley, a group of active NFL players and the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. On that date players will donate a portion of their game checks to help care for their brothers in need.

For more details about the press conference, or to schedule an interview with current and former NFL players participating in the initiative, call Jennifer Smith, Executive Director of Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund at (920) 499-7133, or email If Jennifer is unavailable, please call Richard Sternard at (920) 246-1030. Additional information is also available at

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