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The NFL in 10 Years, Maybe

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 05.07.2015 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

It's unnerving how teams can make business and sport decisions on your body while you're not given the same grace to make the best choices for your own career. Maybe in 10 years the business of football will be equally regarded on all sides.

NFL Players Union Gives Friendly Warning to Players about Upcoming Drug Tests

Derek Rosenfeld | Posted 05.20.2015 | Sports
Derek Rosenfeld

The union representing NFL players, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), put out an alert yesterday letting players know they have a little more than 30 days left before they can be randomly tested for banned substances.

The Revised NFL Drug Use Policy

Richard Taite | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports
Richard Taite

The NFL has put the final touches on a new drug policy. This new policy, which is the first major update since the last policy in 2010, is between the NFL Players Association and the NFL. The significant changes are with regard to HGH (Human Growth Hormone) testing and marijuana use.

NFL Players Union Appeals Ray Rice Suspension

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn't be punished twice for punc...

NFL Players Agree To New Drug Policy

AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — HGH testing is coming to the NFL this season. Player representatives to the union voted Friday to implement testing for human gro...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Union Blasts Spirit Airlines For Richie Incognito Ad | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2013 | Sports

The NFL Players Association isn't laughing about Spirit Airlines' new advertisement making light of the Richie Incognito bullying scandal. The ad, ...

Ravens Star's Former Agent Punished By NFLPA

AP | Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former agent of linebacker Elvis Dumervil has been disciplined by the NFLPA for actions that led to the linebacker's release f...

NFL Close To HGH Testing

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 10.13.2013 | Sports

The NFL Players Association has told its members that the union "tentatively agreed" that 40 players will take blood tests for HGH each week during th...

The California Bill That Leaves Injured Workers to Fend for Themselves

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We shouldn't tolerate sports team owners taking a page from Walmart's playbook to increase their profits at the expense of workers and taxpayers.

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Take Stance On Controversial Bill | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The union representing NFL players spoke out Friday against a controversial right-to-work bill on the table in Indiana, arguing that the...

NFL Lockout to Be Decided by Billion-Dollar Coin Flip

Edward Murray | Posted 09.19.2011 | Comedy
Edward Murray

The NFL lockout continues as the season approaches, and it appears that agreeing to the labor deal will come down to a billion-dollar coin toss. The o...

NFL Gets Key Victory Over Players

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.07.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a judge's order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the league a victory as pl...

Personal Foul for the NFL

Stuart Diamond | Posted 07.16.2011 | Sports
Stuart Diamond

The two sides should stop, take a deep breath, and remind themselves that they love the game of football. This common feeling could be a basis for the players and owners to treat each other better.

Courtroom Football Kicks off: Who Has Early Lead?

Andrew Brandt | Posted 06.10.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

Here are the important issues from Wednesday's proceeding, the first of Brady v. NFL, and the frustrating aftermath of the "where to mediate."

Taking It To Court

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 06.06.2011 | Sports

ST. PAUL, Minn. — As she wrapped up the five-hour hearing on the legality of the NFL lockout, the federal judge overseeing the case said she'd t...

NFL Labor Dispute: First Thing We Do Is Get Rid of All the Lawyers

Michael Huyghue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Michael Huyghue

The biggest hurdle the NFL owners and players faced in their recent negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement was a failure to establish a "meeting of the minds." Why not dispense with the lawyers and hash it out face-to-face?

A Religious Perspective On Greed And The NFL Lockout

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

There really is no excuse for the selfish and greedy behavior being exhibited by both sides. King Solomon writes in Proverbs, "one who loves money will never have enough of it."

Apparently the NFL Loves To Negotiate, But Definitely Hates Going to Court

Tom Pappalardo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tom Pappalardo

The latest twist in the NFL tug of war between the owners and players is a bit amusing in its irony. Commish Goodell, Patriot owner Kraft and a Packer...

The Bad Marriage of the NFL and the NFL Players Association

David Wygant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Wygant

What I don't like about this whole thing with the NFL players strike and the NFL owners, is that they forget about all the 'little people' and how it is them who are most affected by all of this.


AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Unable to decide how to divvy up $9 billion a year, NFL owners and players put the country's most popular sport in limbo Friday by ...

Two-Minute Warning

Wm. David Cornwell, Sr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Wm. David Cornwell, Sr.

As the NFL's collective bargaining agreement steams towards expiration just before midnight on March 3rd, it is worth examining the strategy behind the NFL Players Association's plan to decertify.

'Things Are Going Well Right Now'

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch emerged with a smile and a positive outlook Monday after attending a fourth consecuti...

NFL: No Deal In March Could Cost Players Millions

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NFL already is feeling financial effects from the uncertainty of its labor negotiations. The league estimates its cumulative gro...

NFL's Union Leader: Lockout 'Near Certainty' Next Season

Bloomberg | Curtis Eichelberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The executive director of the National Football League players union said a player lockout next season is a "near certainty," and that it would cost t...

NFLPA Preparing For Lockout

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — NFL players might be socking away their paychecks soon to get ready for a lockout that could cost them their entire salary i...