Posts Tagged ‘DeMaurice Smith’

Summing up the wildness that is Media Day

Media Day has come and gone but not without leaving a ton of great memories in its wake.

Pryor not expected to win appeal of five-game ban

It seems unlikely that Raiders rookie QB Terrelle Pryor will win his appeal of his NFL-mandated five-game suspension, given the conditions of his deal to be allowed into the league via the supplemental draft in the first place.

NFL study finds 6.86-year average career for players

The average career of an NFL player remains brief, but maybe not quite as brief as we’ve been told.

A little NFL history at Bender’s

A little history lesson for you, and a rather appropriate one, on the day that Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith signed a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement.

What they’re saying about Thursday’s developments

Browns Pro Bowl WR/KR Josh Cribbs was one of many NFL players taking to the airwaves Thursday, urging fans to be patient and revealing some of the issues still in dispute between owners and players. “Things (remaining to be solved) as far as health care for retired players, pads during practice and how long can two-a-days go,” Cribbs said on NFL Network. “This is a 10-year deal. We can’t enter into it lightly. So fans have to understand that until we can completely dissect the CBA, we can’t go forward. “We hate that it’s being put out there that the lockout is over when the reality is that we’ve just made significant progress. We don’t want the fans to look […]

Talks between league, NFLPA continue

Another round of labor talks between the NFL and NFLPA took place Thursday amid the start of the combine, but there were no indications that a new collective bargaining agreement will be reached before March 5, thus, a season without a salary cap seems a certainty, although no one is saying that on the record.

Mawae: Meeting with owners went ‘well’

Top executives from the NFL and NFLPA, including a handful of former and current players, met Saturday morning to address ongoing labor issues.

Pro Bowl week gets official start

The 2010 Pro Bowl got more of an official start Tuesday night when the players and coaching staffs of the AFC and NFC teams met at the team hotel for a few introductions and to discuss some orders of business.

Limbaugh dropped by group bidding for Rams

The group that will try to buy the Rams plans to drop Rush Limbaugh, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

NFL, NFLPA issue joint memo on drug testing

There was a memo distributed to all NFL clubs and players Monday from the league, making it clear that, in the wake of the recent “StarCaps” cases, the enforcement policies for the league’s drug-testing program have not changed. It’s worth noting that commissioner Roger Goodell asked DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFLPA, to join him in issuing the memo, as a sign of support.

Goodell declares benefits of former players are safe

Several former players laud the Commissioner Roger Goodell’s letter sent to NFL Alumni, stating that an uncapped year in 2010 would not decrease the pension and benefits made to retired players.

NFLPA issues statement on Moats situation

One day after the run-in between a Dallas police officer and Houston Texans RB Ryan Moats hit the airwaves and blogosphere, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith released a statement on the situation.

Dungy could be a liaison between players, league

Tony Dungy has been approached by new NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, who’s interested in having the retired coach assume a role of liaison between the players and the NFL office.

Smith can be unifying force for NFLPA

DeMaurice Smith walked into the NFLPA meetings in Maui over the weekend and spoke boldly about his litigating background, presented an infectious energy and a comprehensive plan to move the group forward.

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