NFL Players Association
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.
I’ve been alive and lucid for about 37 of the 47 Super Bowls, and it’s hard to recall a game this big shrink in the shadow of peripheral stories.
Of all the topics that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis wanted to talk about at Super Bowl media day, deer-antler spray probably was not on the list.
Former Giants wide receiver Phil McConkey has few regrets. But the 1987 strike was a big one.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspensions of ex-Jet Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith on Tuesday for their role in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal, and reduced penalties for Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove.
The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty investigation, calling Commissioner Roger Goodell “incurably and evidently biased.”
The NFL has made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season.
Two people familiar with talks to end the NFL lockout tell The AP that if an agreement is ratified by Thursday, team executives will be briefed starting that day on how the deal’s terms affect league business.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, possibly giving the league leverage in talks aimed at reaching a new labor deal.
The federal judge handling the lawsuit against the NFL ordered the sides to participate in court-supervised mediation, while still considering whether to grant a preliminary injunction to lift the lockout.
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith sees new signs that owners are preparing for a football-free 2011.
The president of the AFL-CIO is offering to mediate the NFL’s labor negotiations. The league has a very basic problem with that.
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