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Little makes plea for retired NFL players

Updated: May 26, 2011, 10:22 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little expressed confidence Thursday that the NFL lockout won't impact the season, claiming "someone has to be an absolute idiot to walk away" from $9 billion in annual revenue, but he's concerned about whether a new labor agreement will provide enough financial support for retired players with health issues.

The matter is dear to Little, 68, a close friend of Hall of Famer John Mackey, who suffers from acute dementia and lives ...

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