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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

Brendan Ayanbadejo (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Ravens LB: Up To 4 NFL Players Might Soon Come Out Of Closet On Same Day

“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.”

04/05/2013

Antonio Cromartie (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Join The Club: Antonio Cromartie Restructures Contract With Jets

Cromartie drops his base salary from $7 million to about $840,000 — with an $8.5 million signing bonus spread out over two years.

03/13/2013

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the National Football League Players Association (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

NFLPA Executive Director, Union President Take On NFL On Player Safety Issues

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.

02/01/2013

Phil McConkey (credit: Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Ex-Giant McConkey Blasts NFLPA, Drew Brees; ’87 Strike A ‘Great Regret’

Former Giants wide receiver Phil McConkey has few regrets. But the 1987 strike was a big one.

01/15/2013

Jonathan Vilma (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Goodell Upholds Suspensions Of Vilma, Smith; Reduces Penalties For Fujita, Hargrove

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.

10/10/2012

Roger Goodell (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL Testy Over Testing

Of the three major team sports in America, only in the NFL are we seeing a haunting spike in size and skill, men who are way too big and strong to be so fast and nimble.

09/30/2012

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith (R) speaks as players look on during the NFL Players Association press conference at the Super Bowl XLV media center. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

NFLPA Asks Owners To End The Lockout Of The Officials

The NFL players’ union has sent an open letter to team owners calling on the league to end the lockout of on-field officials.

09/23/2012

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