NFL players are taking their record keeping to the next level, with the NFL Players Association asking players for electronic recordables in hopes of making it easier for them to keep track of their finances and other details, according to an NFLPA memo obtained by ESPN.
In the memo, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and President Donald Sterling’s son, Sterling, urge NFL owners to take the next step in allowing players to keep a copy of their personal financial and medical records.
In addition, the memo argues that players should be allowed to record their medicals with their doctors.
In addition to the new mandate for electronic records, Smith and Sterling wrote, the NFLPA wants players to have access to all records they make available to the public, including their medical records and other information on a player’s medical history, injury history and physical exam.
The NFLPA is pushing for medical and insurance records to be made public, the memorandum says.
In other NFL news, Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall will have a physical exam Monday, and he will be examined by Dr. James Andrews, who was hired by the Steelers to review Mendenhal’s concussion history, according a league spokesman.
Andrews has also served as an independent physician for the Steelers and will conduct a physical examination Monday.