DeMaurice Smith

Union Tells NFL: No blood Samples Yet The players' union has told the NFL to hold off collecting blood for HGH testing, and the league isn't happy about it.
NFLPA Head Smith To Address NBA Players In MeetingNFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith will speak to NBA players during a meeting to update them on collective bargaining talks.
NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement Becomes OfficialNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players’ Association executive director DeMaurice Smith shook hands and hugged Friday as they signed a new collective bargaining agreement.
CBA Done; New Bears Set To Practice For First Time 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.
Arkush: 'Players Got Their Butts Handed To Them'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.
AP: NFL Deal Could Be Reached In Next 24 HoursSignificant 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.
Bernstein: NFL Players Cracking At Deadline?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.
Brady, Manning, Brees: It's Time For NFL Deal 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.
Arkush: NFL And Players Still Have A Lot To Agree OnDue 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.
UPDATED: NFL And Players Meet For 12 Hours; Still No DealNFL 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.
NFL And Players To Meet At Manhattan Law FirmRepresentatives 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.
Hall Of Fame Tight End Mackey DiesJohn Mackey, a Hall of Fame former player for the Baltimore Colts who had battled with dementia, has died. He was 69.
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