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.”
Cromartie drops his base salary from $7 million to about $840,000 — with an $8.5 million signing bonus spread out over two years.
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.
Former Giants wide receiver Phil McConkey has few regrets. But the 1987 strike was a big one.
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.
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.