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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, right, speak to the media outside of the Ritz-Carlton hotel after addressing players during the NFLPA rookie symposium on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in Sarasota, Fla. (credit: AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

NFL Lockout: Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith Huddled Up In Labor Talks

Joined by a handful of owners and players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith resumed talks Thursday aimed at ending the lockout with a new collective bargaining agreement.


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with team owners. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Take Labor Talks To Minnesota

Negotiating teams for NFL owners and players are in Minnesota and expected to resume talks aimed at ending a lockout now in its fourth month.


DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Minus Owners, Group Of Players Meet With Their Attorneys

As the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work toward ending the lockout, a small group of players met Monday with their attorneys in Minneapolis. Players were also told in conference calls that there will be more negotiations this week involving Commissioner Roger Goodell.


DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Players Hold Phone Updates On Lockout

Conference calls held in the last two days mark the first time in a while players have been briefed on a lockout that is in its fourth month.


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NFL’s Roger Goodell: Sides ‘Working Hard’ Toward CBA Deal, End To Lockout

Round 4 of the “secret” NFL labor negotiations is over. Round 5 is coming soon — perhaps to a suburban locale near you.


NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Meet Again; No CBA Deal Yet

NFL owners and players met in the Boston area Wednesday in the latest attempt to work out a new collective bargaining agreement, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.


DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NY NFL Lockout Talks: Players, Owners To Meet ‘Soon And Often’

Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign.


NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

When Will NFL Players Begin To Get Restless?

New York (AP) – Just a few days after the owners regained the momentum in the NFL labor dispute, union leader DeMaurice Smith stood before graduating seniors at the University of Maryland and gave the […]


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

Appeals Court Sides With League; NFL Lockout Remains

After a series of stinging rebukes from federal judges, the NFL has a significant, favorable ruling in hand from a higher court.


DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

DeMaurice Smith On WFAN: Players ‘Resent Being Lied To’ By NFL

DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFL Players Association, is prepared to take the NFL lockout battle to the bitter end.



Return Of Lockout Punctuates Wild Week In NFL

From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout – with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild. Backed by an appeals court ruling, owners shut their doors once more, with players across the league trying to figure out where they stand – again.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL Lockout: League, Players Resume Mediation

Might the court-ordered mediation between the NFL and its players foreshadow progress toward ensuring that pro football goes on this fall? Or is it merely a formality that will yield little as long as a key legal ruling on the lockout is still pending?


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Mediation Between League, Players To Resume Thursday

It’s been a month since the NFL lockout began and there haven’t been any talks between the league and its players. That will change this week.


Fans line up outside Radio City Music Hall prior to the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NCAA To Undergrads: Beware NFL Draft Parties In NYC

The NFL forwarded a letter from the NCAA on Monday to players invited to this month’s draft at Radio City Music Hall that warns underclassmen about potential rules violations for attending draft parties.


DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Report: Judge To Force NFL Lockout Mediation

The judge who will rule on the NFL players’ request to lift the lockout imposed by the owners told both sides she “will impose forced mediation,” according to USA Today.