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Former Ravens running back Ray Rice pauses during a news conference with his wife Janay on May 23, 2014. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since a domestic violence incident in February at an Atlantic City casino. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ex-Federal Prosecutor To Lead NFLPA’s Ray Rice Probe

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.

09/24/2014

DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association, speaks during an NFLPA press conference prior to Super Bowl XLVIII on January 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

NFL And Union Agree To New Drug Policy, Including HGH Testing

The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.

09/17/2014

Ray Rice (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NFLPA Appeals Ray Rice’s Indefinite NFL Suspension

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.

09/16/2014

Ray Rice (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ray Rice To Appeal Indefinite Suspension From NFL On Tuesday

Ray Rice is set to challenge a league in crisis-mode on his ban stemming from a February domestic incident, according to multiple reports.

09/15/2014

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

HGH Testing, Increased Threshold For Positive Marijuana Tests Coming To NFL

Player representatives to the union voted Friday to implement testing for human growth hormone for the 2014 NFL season.

09/12/2014

Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on May 8, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Union: NFL Wants To Impose Immediate Bans For DUIs

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.

09/06/2014

Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on May 8, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Players’ Union Says NFL Wants To Radically Change DUI Policy

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.

09/05/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NFL, Former Players Reach ‘Extraordinary Settlement’ On Concussion-Related Claims

A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

07/07/2014

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots leaves the field after an injury. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL’s ‘Culture Of Coercion’ Destroying Players

A conga line of football icons is suing the NFL for negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and just about everything short of global warming.

05/23/2014

Richie Incognito (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

NFLPA To Hold ‘Clubs Accountable For Safety’ In Incognito-Martin Saga

The NFL Players Association said Tuesday that it will insist on a fair investigation for all involved in the Miami Dolphins harassment case.

11/05/2013

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Congress Could ‘Intervene’ On HGH Testing In NFL

Two full NFL seasons have passed — and another is about to begin — without a final agreement on HGH since the August 2011 labor deal paved the way for testing.

08/23/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NFL Players Association Tentatively Agrees To HGH Testing

The union’s memo says “a computer program will randomly select” five players apiece from eight teams each week to take the blood tests.

08/14/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NFL, Players Union Talking About HGH Testing For Upcoming Season

The NFL and players union are talking again about starting to test for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season.

07/22/2013

Terrell Suggs (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.”

06/12/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jets Quarterback Geno Smith: ‘Jay-Z Didn’t Recruit Me’

New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has no concerns about questions surrounding the process in which he picked an agent, saying “Jay-Z didn’t recruit me.”

05/30/2013

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