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Sport and Society for Arete - Goodell and Drones

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.16.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For the past few years the NFL, through the pious pronouncements from its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has professed a heavy commitment to safety, wit...

Why Colin Kaepernick's Protest Doesn't Count. Yet.

Mike Hegedus | Posted 09.02.2016 | Sports
Mike Hegedus

He was joined by an injured teammate before the second game and by one other player on another team. Gee, that's all you got pro football? Where is the NFLPA, the players' union, in all this?

The NFL Should Be Ashamed Of How They Treat Their Players After Their Careers Are Over

Etan Thomas | Posted 08.09.2016 | Sports
Etan Thomas

It's a tragedy that many of the players who built the NFL are currently struggling not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and financially because they aren't properly being taken care of after their playing days are over.

11 Law Professors Say Tom Brady Is Right And The NFL Is Wrong

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.03.2016 | Sports

And so the Deflategate saga continues. A team of 11 legal experts filed yet another brief in support of Tom Brady on Tuesday, effectively arguing that...

Victor Cruz: NFL Players Need Guaranteed Contracts

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.04.2015 | Sports

Seemingly everyone in football got hurt on Sunday, but Victor Cruz wasn’t one of them -- he’s been out all season with a calf injury. Last week, t...

NFL Wide Receiver Sues FanDuel For Using His Name To Make Money

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports

Washington wide receiver Pierre Garçon sued daily fantasy sports site FanDuel on Friday, alleging that the company "knowingly and improperly exploits...

Deflategate: The Monster That Will Not Die

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Deflategate is getting to feel like a monster movie that will not die. For reasons never adequately explained, the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has upheld an onerous four-game suspension imposed on football's premier quarterback, Tom Brady.

Union Chief: NFL Making It Up As They Go Along

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

The National Football League's credibility crisis continues. In the wake of the NFL's announcement that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Pete...

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.

Out With the Old and In With the New

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

With Sterling heading out and Sam heading in, the way we think about leaders and participants in sports is changing. There will be bumps along the way but economics, changing demographics and social change will triumph over outmoded ways of thinking about the games we love.

REPORT: NFLPA Filing Grievance On Behalf Of Aaron Hernandez

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the New England Patriots on behalf of Aaron Hernandez, as first reported by Adam Schefter of...

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.

March Madness: Exploitation at Its Finest

Domonique Foxworth | Posted 05.17.2013 | Sports
Domonique Foxworth

Knowing all that we know about the professionalization of college sports, we the fans, boosters and alumni, stand by while young men are exploited. Not only do we endorse this system through our complacency, but some of us also deliberately oppose change.

NFLPA's New Orleans Counsel Joseph N. Mole

Robert Gagnier | Posted 05.05.2013 | Sports
Robert Gagnier

Many around the U.S. and the world found two great reasons to recently visit what is perhaps America's most unique city, New Orleans.

Cole Stangler

Football Players Association Joins Coalition Boycotting Hyatt Hotels | Cole Stangler | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

To protest what it describes as abusive working conditions, a coalition of labor unions and progressive groups including the National Football League ...

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...

Does the NFL Need a Fakeologist?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 11.27.2011 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

Already dealing with the concussion issue as a subset of labor-management negotiations, the NFL needs a standard to deal with fakeology and how owners, players and coaches mess with game time, not 32 different policies with voluntary standards set by each team.

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Union Rejoins AFL-CIO | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO announced Monday that the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is rejoining its federation of unions, boosti...

What Fans Should Take Away From the 2011 NFL Lockout

Brian Frederick | Posted 09.27.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

The silver lining of this lockout has been that it has exposed the way the NFL does business, and I'm not talking about rookie wage scales, salary caps or revenue sharing. I'm talking about the way it views its fans, or, more accurately, its customers.

NFL Players Thank Fans In New Video

Posted 09.25.2011 | Sports

The NFLPA seems to love making videos. Shortly after the NFL lockout began, the players' association made their "Let Them Play" commercial (which was ...

NFL Labor Pains Ending: Delivery Near

Andrew Brandt | Posted 09.23.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

We have a proposed NFL deal and re-opening of football, although labor pains have not ceased. Pending approval by the Players, let's take a look at some of the key terms, with instant analysis of deal points that may be in place for the next decade.

Getting to Yes: NFL Deal Close

Andrew Brandt | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

With core issues resolved between NFL players and owners, this is the time for horse-trading of what's left on the table, meaning an opportunity for concessions to be made and an opportunity for emotions to run high yet again.

What Won't Be Included in New NFL Labor Agreement

Brian Frederick | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

With the NFL and NFLPA on the verge of reaching an agreement, do you think that new agreement will include an end to the blackout rule? ...Yeah, me neither.

Despite Expectations, NFL Players Have Used the Lockout Well

Asher Smith | Posted 09.04.2011 | Sports
Asher Smith

So with the lockout several months old and with negotiations on a new CBA finally on track, how have the players used their free time? Did the lockout see a mass of player arrests?

NFL Rookies Receive Some Words Of Wisdom

Posted 08.29.2011 | Sports

The NFL season is flirting with uncertainty, but that doesn't mean you can't get a pep-talk from an experienced head coach. Veteran NFL player, coa...