More on the NFL pension plan
"It's a clear circumvention of the board's intent on this issue," Burnette said. But Burnette said he didn't know what, if anything, the county can do about it. Commissioner Steve Sisolak echoed those comments. "He has a lot of discretion over the money over there," he said. "It's between him and the voters, the constituents of Clark County." Bonaventura's two years in office have spawned controversies, including a roundly criticized foray into reality television, allegations of sexual harassment, jurisdictional disputes and hiring of deputies with questionable histories. Concern about Bonaventura's office has grown to the point that his peers openly call him unprofessional and a state lawmaker is drafting legislation that would curtail the power and independence of all 14 Nevada constables.
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Bergen judge reversed for allowing Wikipedia entry as evidence
Martinotti allowed two additional items into evidence over the objections of Graubard's lawyer, Ronald Groseibl of Fair Lawn. One was a New York Times article, pulled from online, that reported a unit of Bank One, First U.S.A., had acquired Chevy Chase Bank's credit card operations on Sept. 3, 1998. The second item was a printout of a Wikipedia entry that said J.P. Morgan Chase acquired Bank One in 2004.
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The NFLPA focuses on interests of current players because they are the bargaining units and they dont think long-term the way most people in their 20s dont think long-term, he says. If youre a current player, your focus is going to be on salary. Smith contrasts the NFLPA with the UAW , whose members might range from teenagers to 60-year-olds, with both extremes accounted for in decision-making. Retirement issues are going to be decided with a view to the interests of the youngest members and the oldest members, Smith says. The NFLPA has taken criticism in the past for its approach to retired players, but that may change if and when a new collective bargaining agreement is reached with the league this year. Both sides agree the health of retired players needs to be addressed, and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith (no relation to Cy) has made overtures to retired players. As Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post wrote last month : [DeMaurice] Smith is trying to distinguish himself from Gene Upshaw, known to be indifferent to the problems of retired players.
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