“We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it,” the Ravens’ linebacker said. “There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together.”
A major barrier in American professional sports could soon be broken, according to a report by Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com.
It was a controversial year for the NFL, but nothing is stopping the popularity of America’s most watched game.
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.
The NFL Players Association retained an international investment bank to help it decide whether the league’s offer to reveal more financial information during negotiations will be enough to satisfy the union’s call for full disclosure.
Working to figure out how to divide about $9 billion in annual revenues, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and their negotiating teams were at a federal mediator’s office Tuesday for a 13th day of labor talks.
When the NFL and the players’ union agreed to federal mediation, they knew it was voluntary. In theory, either side could walk away at any time. Instead, they keep coming back to the table.
Concerns about injuries and insurance make the league’s push to switch to an 18-game regular season a major sticking point in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, according to two NFL players.