MEDIA ADVISORY:  Clovis Athlete ZacK Follett to ask Assem. Perea: Why help Detroit Lions deny care for my injuries? AB 1309 takes side of billionaire owners vs. players


Friday, April 19, 2013

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Clovis Athlete Zack Follett to ask Assem. Perea:
Why help Detroit Lions deny care for my injuries?
AB 1309 takes side of billionaire owners vs. players
Former Detroit Lions Player to Oppose AB 1309
FRESNO, CA – Clovis resident Zack Follett, a former Detroit Lions linebacker who would be barred by AB 1309 (Perea) from filing a California claim against the Lions’ workers’ compensation insurance carrier, will protest the measure at a news conference outside Assem. Perea’s office on Friday, April 19, 2013 at noon. AB 1309 would shift NFL owners’ injury costs to taxpayers, aiding billionaires in
avoiding responsibility for players’ injuries, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
WHAT: Athlete Protests Bill to Aid NFL owners in denying medical care for players’ injuries
WHO: Clovis athlete Zack Follett, former Detroit Lions linebacker
WHEN: 12:00 noon, Friday, April 19, 2013
WHERE: Outside Assem. Perea’s office, 2550 Mariposa Mall, Fresno
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