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.

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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.