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No Contract, No Insurance: NFL Players Battle for Benefits

In this VICE Sports exclusive Alex Bernstein discussed the world of back room handshakes and legal battles that awaits NFL veterans.

by VICE Sports
Sep 28 2015, 3:10pm

Editor's note: Read our Battle for Benefits series HERE

Despite emerging from tiny Amherst College, Alex Bernstein had a typical NFL career. He bounced around as a backup for the better part of four seasons before suffering a career-ending injury. What he met upon leaving the NFL was a fight with teams for the benefits that would allow him to live a normal life. In this VICE Sports exclusive he discussed the world of back room handshakes and legal battles that awaits NFL veterans.