Jeff Pash

Jeff Pash, NFL Executive Vice President and General Counsel, left, and Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, leave after negotiations with the NFL Players Association involving a federal mediator in Washington, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Goodell, Pash Slash Salary To $1 During Lockout

Goodell and Pash promised in January they would take salary cuts if there was a work stoppage. Goodell earns about $10 million a year, including bonuses, and Pash nearly $5 million.


National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) executive director DeMaurice Smith talks with the media following meetings at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building for extended labor negotiations March 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a labor dispute during a 7 day extension of talks. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout Clock Ticking For NFL, Players’ Union

Back on the brink. The NFL and the players’ union headed into the final 24 hours of their twice-extended collective bargaining agreement with little apparent progress on key economic issues.


DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

NFL, Players’ Union Wrangle Publicly On CBA

Not nearly enough. That, essentially, was the NFL Players Association’s stance on two vital issues Wednesday as the deadline for a new labor deal approaches.


Jeff Pash, NFL executive vice president and general counsel, left, Kevin Mawae, president of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello cross the street together for negotiations involving a federal mediator in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Players’ Union Rejects NFL’s Profitability Data Offer

A person familiar with the negotiations told The AP that the NFL offered to turn over five years of profitability data to the players’ union — and the offer was rejected.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (C) and others arrives for an extra day of negotiations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement between players and owners during a 24 hour extension in negotiations. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

NFL, Union Resume Labor Talks; Deadline Friday

Negotiators for the NFL and the players’ union begin five days and nights — at least — of talks toward reaching a new collective bargaining agreement on Monday. Failure by the time Friday ends could mean the first pro football work stoppage since 1987.


John Mara, owner of the New York Giants, leaves the NFL labor football negotiations involving a federal mediator after they concluded for the day in Washington, Thursday, March 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

NFL In Danger Of Lockout; CBA Extension Expires Friday

A reprieve, even for one day, provided a touch of optimism in the NFL’s labor dispute with the players’ union. Nobody, though, should get comfortable.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (C) leaves a meeting with NFL owners at a hotel on March 2, 2011 in Chantilly, Virginia. The NFL owners are meeting in Chantilly to discuss negotiations with the players union about a collective bargaining agreement that expires March 3, at midnight. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL, Union In Last-Ditch Effort To Avoid Lockout

With the clock ticking down to the midnight expiration of the league’s collective bargaining agreement, Roger Goodell and the NFL’s negotiating team arrived at a federal mediator’s headquarters about 45 minutes ahead of the NFLPA.


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center talks with an unidentified man, left, as Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, right, looks on after a meeting with NFL owners at a hotel in Chantilly, Va., Wednesday, March 2, 2011. NFL owners ended their special labor meeting without taking any action, just 30 hours before the collective bargaining agreement with the football players expires. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

NFL Lockout On Cusp As CBA Enters Final Day

The NFL and the players’ union no longer have months or weeks or days to reach a new CBA. If they don’t get it done before Thursday turns to Friday on the East Coast, pro football’s first work stoppage since 1987 is almost a certainty.


NFL outside labor counsel Bob Batterman, left, and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson,, arrive for football labor negotiations with the NFL Players Association involving a federal mediator, Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pash: Extension For NFL, Union Not Off The Table

All 10 members of the NFL owners’ labor committee, including Giants co-owner John Mara, attended Wednesday’s mediation session between the league and the players’ union, with fewer than 40 hours left until the collective bargaining agreement expires.


Giants co-owner John Mara (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Giants’ Mara Joins Labor Talks Between NFL, Union

Giants co-owner John Mara joined the NFL group negotiating with the players’ union Tuesday, the first team owner to participate since a federal mediator began overseeing the talks.


NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL Lockout Looms; Time Running Out On CBA

Less than 72 hours before the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires, the league and the players’ union were scheduled to resume negotiations in front of a federal mediator.


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images), NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

NFL, Union Hold 1st Session With Federal Mediator

The contentious NFL labor negotiations went in front of a federal mediator Friday, two weeks before owners could impose a lockout on players and threaten the 2011 season.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Frustrated Goodell: NFL ‘Prepared’ For Lockout

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to see immediate progress in labor talks. “It’s time to get to the table and negotiate,” he said Tuesday after an owners meeting Tuesday.


Buffalo Bills raise their fingers to show solidarity amongst the NFL players for the upcoming labor talks (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Players: NFL’s 18-Game Plan ‘Completely Unacceptable’

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.


DeMaurice Smith

Lockout Looms For NFL, Fans In 2011

As one of the strangest NFL seasons — on and off the field — winds down, football fans can begin contemplating playoff matchups, followed by the Super Bowl, then the draft. And then, perhaps, nothing.