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.
The NFL Players Association said Tuesday that it will insist on a fair investigation for all involved in the Miami Dolphins harassment case.
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.
The union’s memo says “a computer program will randomly select” five players apiece from eight teams each week to take the blood tests.
The NFL and players union are talking again about starting to test for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season.
“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.”
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.”
“We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it,” the Ravens’ linebacker said. “There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together.”