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Michael Sam: The Practical and Legal Implications of a Gay Professional Athlete

Avi Sinensky | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Avi Sinensky

Protections for individuals against workplace discrimination is an unsettled matter of law. Currently 27 of 32 NFL teams are located in jurisdictions that have laws to protect gays from discrimination.

Athletics vs. Academics

Clark Power | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

We are not doing student athletes a favor by admitting them into academic programs that they are not qualified for.

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Union Blasts Spirit Airlines For Richie Incognito Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Union Rips ESPN: 'Sad Day' For Journalism

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a report that ESPN bowed out of a joint investigative project with PBS on NFL player concussions, the union representing ...

NFL, Players Still Battling Over HGH Testing

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Saying the NFL Players Association is "holding HGH testing hostage" after more than two years of squabbling with the league, the top Democ...

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...

Character Matters

Domonique Foxworth | Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports
Domonique Foxworth

Trying to understand what drives some people to make astoundingly callous decisions continues to perplex and dishearten me, as an American citizen and as NFLPA President.

The Peyton Predicament: Part 4

Andrew Brandt | Posted 04.24.2012 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

My continuing belief is that the Colts and Manning will part. The Colts know Andrew Luck is their future; moving on with him is a reasonable and understandable business decision. Organizations need to evolve.

NFL Players Review Parts Of Proposed Deal To End Lockout, Say Sources

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH and BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports

The NFL Players Association's executive committee reviewed only portions of a proposed deal to end the lockout and not enough to warrant a vote Tuesda...

NFL, Players Making Progress

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports

Noting that "progress has been made," NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks Friday without a full agreement to end the league's...

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?

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.

The Superbowl Is Over -- Now The Real Combat Begins

David Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Morris

For thousands of workers and millions of fans, the NFL game that really counts isn't Packers v. Steelers. It's Workers v. Bosses.

Who Won the Real Super Bowl Competition?

Eddie Reeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eddie Reeves

The hands-down best ad of the 2011 Super Bowl was Chrysler's "Imported from Detriot." This wasn't just an ad. It's cinema that sells.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

I guess Cleveland misses LeBron James. They got drubbed by the Lakers last night, 112-57, the fewest points in Cavaliers history. James sent out a Tweet during the game chiding his old team. Nice, huh?

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Stop the presses, the Big Ten wins a bowl game. Ohio State beat Arkansas 31-26. They got key contributions from players who will be suspended next season, but were allowed to play last night.

Cell Phones and Laptops As The New Collection Basket

Dr. David Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. David Washington

The impact of social networks and new media on fundraising for emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake is a truly inspiring sign that philanthropy has entered the 21st century.

NFL Players Association, AARP Team Up For Volunteer Initiative

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As AARP continues its Create The Good initiative, they've got a new group of supporters to appeal to audiences young and old: NFL players, also young ...

Rush Blitzed

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Limbaugh had made himself an icon of the reactionary right and an enemy to all persons of color. Two-thirds of all NFL players are black. There would be consequences for Rush's choice to pander to racism.