National Football League Players Association

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Terrell Suggs Among Numerous NFL Players To Put Name On LGBT Pride Shirt

“It’s pretty simple for me — I believe all people are created equal, regardless of their sexuality,” Steve Gleason said. “To promote respect and acceptance is an important role for NFL players and the NFLPA.”


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Point Of No Return Passed, NFL Lockout Begins

Unable to decide how to divvy up $9 billion a year, NFL owners and players put the country’s most popular sport in limbo Friday hours before their contract expired. The union decertified; the league imposed a lockout.


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NFL, Union Agree To 24-Hour Deadline Extension

A member of the players’ negotiating team says the union and the NFL have agreed to a 24-hour extension in labor talks.


Drew Brees (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL, Union Exit Mediation After 4 Hours

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and all 10 members of the owners’ labor committee have left a mediation session with the players’ union after about four hours of talks.


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NFL, Manufacturers Agree There’s No Perfect Helmet

Representatives of the NFL, the NFLPA and the four equipment companies that make every helmet worn in the league all say there is no such thing as a football helmet that eliminates concussions.


DeMaurice Smith

Union Rejects Health Care Proposal From NFL

The players union has rejected a proposal from the NFL on long-term care for former players, saying the supplemental policy would exclude too many of them.