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The NFL in 10 Years, Maybe

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 05.07.2016 | 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.

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, ...

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...

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."

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.

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.

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...

Can Brain Trauma in NFL Players Be Rehabilitated?

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Does playing professional football put players at risk for long-term damage to the brain?

Head Of NFL Players Union Writes Email Opposing Rush Limbaugh's Attempt To Buy Rams

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

According to ESPN, the executive director of the NFL players union has written an email to the association's executive committee, detailing his opposi...

The NFL Changing Before Our Eyes?

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

There is an important result of an uncapped NFL that is not receiving enough attention: without a cap in the NFL, not only is there no ceiling on player spending, there is also no floor.

Rush Thrown For a Loss

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Although I have a deep-seated suspicion and dislike for most unions, the NFL Players union is doing the right thing by speaking out against the racist entertainer Rush Limbaugh.