The NFL Players Association has filed a complaint in federal court accusing the league of colluding to impose a secret salary cap during the uncapped 2010 season.
The younger folks out there may not remember the name. But for those of us who hung out in the Giants’ locker room in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, Stacy Robinson was one of the bright lights.
The Giants did not release a cause or place of death. Robinson was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, according to a family statement posted on the caringbridge.org hospice site.
The NFL said after a meeting with the players union that testing for human growth hormone will begin shortly, but the union is less committal.
It was just last month that the National Football League and its players’ union put aside their differences to end the NFL lockout. Now they’re coming together again — to support a cause close to New Yorkers.
The NFL is expecting to take a big forward leap in their quest to end the use of performance enhancing drugs in pro football.
The NFL lockout is history and the league’s free-agent frenzy is — well, it’s frenzied. But there’s still plenty of work ahead for NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.
The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps have voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal to the end the lockout.
Though no vote is scheduled on ending the four-month lockout, the players association’s executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.
Millionaire players will still get their millions, though Cam Newton and other rookies will take a haircut in their contracts. There’s an attractive injury protection clause and the prospect of guaranteed medical coverage for life.
So ragged that the league and its 32 teams are considering ways to placate fans once a labor agreement is completed.
NFL owners voted to end the lockout on Thursday, but players have yet to draw a tally on the measure. In fact, they don’t seem happy at all, many taking to Twitter last night to voice their displeasure. It’s not exactly surprising — the dispute dates all the way back to 2008.
NFL owners have voted in favor of a tentative agreement to end the lockout, pending player approval. Thursday’s ratification came after a full day of meetings at an Atlanta-area hotel, where team executives pored over the terms of the deal.
If approved by the players, the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement would cover the 2011-2020 seasons and the 2021 draft.
Cautioning not to assume the lockout will be over by the weekend, NFL Players Association president Kevin Mawae said his group is “not tied” to a deadline for getting a deal done in the next 24 hours.