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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.


Drew Brees (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Players: NFL Lockout Causing ‘Irreparable Harm’

NFL players are defending their decision to disband the union, saying employers cannot force workers to unionize, and dissolution is “not akin to turning off a light switch.”


Memo from Tony Paige to NFL players: Lose the tattoos! Left (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images), Right (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Paige One: A Few Tips For NFL Players

While NFL players prepare for the lockout long haul, here are some tips that they must follow to survive the upcoming financial hardships.


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NFL Players Learning To Budget Their Money

“I tell guys, ‘Why do you need that $250,000 car? A Mercedes is a great car and it’s $85,000. You can afford that on your salary, and what’s that ($250,000) car going to do for you?’ “


Roger Goodell

NFLPA Responds To Goodell’s Letter

The NFL’s locked-out players wrote back to Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday, responding to his letter to them by saying: “Your statements are false.”


Antonio Cromartie (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Antonio Cromartie: Rookies Should Attend NFL Draft

Rumors of a competing event against the NFL Draft persist. So will this year’s top rookies walk across the stage to shake hands with Roger Goodell? Jets free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie thinks they should.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks with the media outside the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell Emails NFL Players, Urges Bargaining

Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote NFL players Thursday, outlining the league’s last proposal to the union and cautioning that “each passing day puts our game and our shared economics further at risk.”