The players’ union has told the NFL to hold off collecting blood for HGH testing, and the league isn’t happy about it.
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith will speak to NBA players during a meeting to update them on collective bargaining talks.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players’ Association executive director DeMaurice Smith shook hands and hugged Friday as they signed a new collective bargaining agreement.
NFL players and owners still are debating drug testing, benefits and the player conduct policy disciplinary process as they work to complete the collective bargaining agreement.
All signs point to the NFL lockout ending soon, which means it’s time to start analyzing whether the players or the owners won the negotiations.
Significant progress on a major sticking point in the NFL labor impasse during marathon talks Thursday raised hopes that a tentative agreement in principle could perhaps come within 24 hours, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
When NFL players decertified their union months ago, it was a cosmetic, procedural move to pave the way for antitrust litigation in an attempt to gain leverage against owners bent on grabbing a bigger share of the profits.
Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees said Wednesday “it is time” to wrap up negotiations on a deal to end the league’s lockout.
Due to the gag order placed on the negotiating teams for the NFL and the players, the only information coming out to the public has been through reporters.
NFL owners and players’ association leaders met for more than 12 hours Thursday, failing to reach a deal to end the league’s months-long lockout but returning to try again in the morning.
Representatives for the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association are meeting at a law firm in Manhattan in an effort to bring the longstanding lockout to an end.
John Mackey, a Hall of Fame former player for the Baltimore Colts who had battled with dementia, has died. He was 69.
NFL owners and players may find themselves shifting to hurry-up mode as time gets tight to reach labor peace.
Lawyers for the NFL and the players are meeting for two days to sort out paperwork that could speed the process in reaching a new labor contract.
The labor negotiating teams led by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ association chief DeMaurice Smith met for a couple of hours Friday and will return to the table after the July 4 weekend.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith ended a 15-hour bargaining session early Friday, barely breaking for a quick nap before resuming in the morning.
Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith took their new buddy act on the road Wednesday, creating a buzz among rookies in Florida.
The Chicago Bears are scheduled to open their 2011 training camp on July 22, that is of course if the league and the players work out their an agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a number of NFL owners were reportedly present at meetings Monday with players in Minneapolis.
As the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work toward ending the lockout, a small group of players met Monday with their attorneys in Minneapolis.
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