Jeff Pash

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

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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Up Next For NFL Lockout: Talks Between Players, Owners Near Boston

The next time NFL owners meet to discuss the league’s labor situation, there is hope it will be to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the players. But don’t get carried away thinking a deal is imminent.

WFAN–06/22/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with team owners. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

End To NFL Lockout In Sight? Key Owners’ Meeting Underway

A sense of urgency fills the NFL owners’ meetings Tuesday as they discuss progress made in recent talks with the players.

WFAN–06/21/2011

Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Judge To NFL: No Deadline Extension In Antitrust Case

A federal magistrate has rejected the NFL’s request for more time to file a response in the pending antitrust lawsuit filed by its locked-out players.

WFAN–05/24/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

Appeals Court Sides With League; NFL Lockout Remains

After a series of stinging rebukes from federal judges, the NFL has a significant, favorable ruling in hand from a higher court.

WFAN–05/17/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Jim Mone)

NFL Lockout: League, Players Wrap Talks Until May 16

The NFL and its players opened a fourth day of court-ordered talks Wednesday as the lockout reached its 40th day with few signs of progress so far.

WFAN–04/20/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Both Sides Mum As League, Players Resume Mediation

Sworn to secrecy about specifics of their court-ordered mediation, neither the NFL nor its players provided much insight about where they’re at in their dispute over the division of this $9 billion business.

WFAN–04/15/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL Lockout: League, Players Resume Mediation

Might the court-ordered mediation between the NFL and its players foreshadow progress toward ensuring that pro football goes on this fall? Or is it merely a formality that will yield little as long as a key legal ruling on the lockout is still pending?

WFAN–04/14/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Mediation Between League, Players To Resume Thursday

It’s been a month since the NFL lockout began and there haven’t been any talks between the league and its players. That will change this week.

WFAN–04/12/2011

DeMaurice Smith, who was head of the NFL Players Association before it dissolved, talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse after a hearing Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. At right is players attorney Jim Quinn. (credit: AP Photo/Jim Mone)

New NFL Lockout Hitch: League, Players Disagree On Mediator

A day after the judge handling the NFL lockout lawsuit urged the sides to go “back to the table,” the players and owners both expressed a willingness to do so. The hitch: Each offered to meet for talks in a setting the other finds unpalatable.

WFAN–04/08/2011

Lawrence Tynes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NFL Owners Move Kickoffs To 35-Yard Line; Labor Main Topic

While the labor dispute was the “primary focus” of two days of owners meetings, according to Roger Goodell, the league also carried on with business as usual, discussing rules changes that included moving kickoffs up 5 yards to the 35, and using replays on all scoring plays.

WFAN–03/23/2011

Roger Goodell

NFLPA Responds To Goodell’s Letter

The NFL’s locked-out players wrote back to Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday, responding to his letter to them by saying: “Your statements are false.”

WFAN–03/19/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks with the media outside the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell Emails NFL Players, Urges Bargaining

Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote NFL players Thursday, outlining the league’s last proposal to the union and cautioning that “each passing day puts our game and our shared economics further at risk.”

WFAN–03/18/2011

NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash addresses the media at a news conference outside the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. The NFLPA has filed for decertification and will no longer be the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the players. Players will now be able to file antitrust lawsuits against the NFL. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Pash: NFL Proposed 10-Year CBA To Players’ Union

Had enough of the he-said, he-said rancor between the NFL and players? Don’t expect it to go away anytime soon.

WFAN–03/15/2011

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