The letter the NFL sent the retired wide receiver addressing his disability claim did not sit well with him.
Wes Welker, a former wide receiver in the NFL, lashed out at the league on social media on Saturday after learning the outcome of a claim he made for line-of-duty injury compensation.
The Disability Initial Claims Committee postponed Welker's line-of-duty application and asked him to submit further documentation to prove that the surgeries he underwent after retiring were brought on by football-related injuries, according to the NFL's email.
Welker, who is currently an assistant coach for the Dolphins, was not pleased with the NFL's response.
Welker began, "[NFL] I don't have the time or patience for this." "I've worked for the NFL for 18 years, and I'm still here. This is bush league material, he said.
The NFL Disability Plan was created to safeguard retired players' careers when their playing days are over.
There have been historical criticisms of the system from former players doubting the success of the strategy, even though it should be to the players' long-term advantage.
Welker's criticism is the most recent illustration of ex-players who are dissatisfied with the league's strategy, for better or worse.