The petition was filed Monday in Minnesota, where the NFLPA has often gone to contest labor matters with the league.
A special counsel for investigations and conduct will oversee initial discipline, Commissioner Roger Goodell said. The commissioner also may appoint a panel of independent experts to participate in deciding an appeal.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith were to meet Tuesday to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy.
The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.
Attorney Richard Craig Smith is now questioning the league’s sincerity in calling for transparency, saying all parties should cooperate in both investigations.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the appointment Thursday after consulting with DeMaurice Smith, the players’ union executive director.
Richard Craig Smith will look at how the NFL and the Ravens handled issues of due process and discipline, as well as look at the conduct of the league office and the team.
The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith told CBS News Tuesday that the union is required by obligation to defend Ray Rice as he challenges his suspension stemming from a February domestic incident.
Ray Rice is set to challenge a league in crisis-mode on his ban stemming from a February domestic incident, according to multiple reports.
Player representatives to the union voted Friday to implement testing for human growth hormone for the 2014 NFL season.
The players’ union says the NFL has asked for the right to immediately suspend players who are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
NFL Players Association executives told The Associated Press on Friday that the league’s proposal to increase penalties for DUI offenses includes a provision to suspend or discipline a player before the completion of his legal due process.
A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.
A conga line of football icons is suing the NFL for negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and just about everything short of global warming.