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Congress Could ‘Intervene’ On HGH Testing In NFL

Two full NFL seasons have passed — and another is about to begin — without a final agreement on HGH since the August 2011 labor deal paved the way for testing.

08/23/2013

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Despite Controversial Year, NFL Remains As Popular As Ever

It was a controversial year for the NFL, but nothing is stopping the popularity of America’s most watched game.

02/03/2013

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the National Football League Players Association (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

NFLPA Executive Director, Union President Take On NFL On Player Safety Issues

Less than 18 months after the league and players ended a lockout, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and union president Domonique Foxworth used a Super Bowl news conference to lay out a series of complaints about safety issues on Thursday.

02/01/2013

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Report: NFL, Referees Association Agree On Backup Officials

While the two sides are far apart on many key issues, they were able to set up an agreement on the issue of backup officials, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.

09/26/2012

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Players, Fans, Politicians: Hey NFL, Nix The Replacement Refs!

With players still seething, fans pondering the possibility of turning off their TVs and even the President weighing in, it’s official: Overnight, the NFL’s replacement refs went from minor nuisance to staggering problem.

09/26/2012

DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig), Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

NFL, Union Can’t Agree When To Start HGH Testing

The NFL said after a meeting with the players union that testing for human growth hormone will begin shortly, but the union is less committal.

WFAN–10/14/2011

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On WFAN: DeMaurice Smith Thanks Jets, Giants Fans For Sticking Through Lockout

The NFL lockout is history and the league’s free-agent frenzy is — well, it’s frenzied. But there’s still plenty of work ahead for NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.

WFAN–07/28/2011

DeMaurice Smith (L) executive director of the National Football League Players' Association and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (R) address the the media on July 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. The NFL players and owners announced they have reached agreement and ended the lockout. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Labor Deal Looks Like Win-Win For Players, Owners

NFL owners and players were all smiles after agreeing on a new labor deal. And why not? Both sides were feeling like winners.

WFAN–07/26/2011

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Players Approve Deal With Owners To End NFL Lockout

The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps have voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal to the end the lockout.

WFAN–07/25/2011

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NFLPA Executive Committee To Meet Monday

Though no vote is scheduled on ending the four-month lockout, the players association’s executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.

WFAN–07/24/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig), Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

NFL Lockout: Players Reviewing Proposal; Mawae Releases Statement

NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a deal to end the lockout on Thursday. Only one problem: The players aren’t ready to join them just yet. And it seems a vote before the weekend is unlikely.

WFAN–07/22/2011

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An NFL Lockout Timeline: From Gene Upshaw To Players’ Delay

NFL owners voted to end the lockout on Thursday, but players have yet to draw a tally on the measure. In fact, they don’t seem happy at all, many taking to Twitter last night to voice their displeasure. It’s not exactly surprising — the dispute dates all the way back to 2008.

WFAN–07/22/2011

DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFLPA, arrives at the NFL Players Association offices in Washington, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. An end to the NFL lockout appears close, with both sides preparing to vote on a proposed deal once it is finalized. (credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

NFL Owners Approve New CBA, Vote To End Lockout

NFL owners have voted in favor of a tentative agreement to end the lockout, pending player approval. Thursday’s ratification came after a full day of meetings at an Atlanta-area hotel, where team executives pored over the terms of the deal.

WFAN–07/21/2011

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NFL Releases Key Terms Of New Collective Bargaining Agreement

If approved by the players, the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement would cover the 2011-2020 seasons and the 2021 draft.

WFAN–07/21/2011

NFL Players Association President Kevin Mawae, center, arrives at the NFL Players Association offices in Washington, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, as talks to end the NFL football lockout continue. (credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

NFL Lockout: NFLPA’s Kevin Mawae ‘Not Tied’ To Thursday Deadline

Cautioning not to assume the lockout will be over by the weekend, NFL Players Association president Kevin Mawae said his group is “not tied” to a deadline for getting a deal done in the next 24 hours.

WFAN–07/20/2011

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