Browns receiver Josh Gordon. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Union Could Vote On Drug Policy Changes Today

The player’s union is pushing for neutral arbitration and a higher threshold for marijuana tests.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather, center. (Larry French/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Must Ban Brandon Meriweather

If the Roger Goodell wants to tout safety, there’s an obvious move to make here.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots leaves the field after an injury. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL’s ‘Culture Of Coercion’ Destroying Players

A conga line of football icons is suing the NFL for negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and just about everything short of global warming.


Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Playoff Expansion To Be Discussed At NFL-NFLPA Meetings

There will be more talk of whether to increase the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2014

Roy Helu #29 of the Washington Redskins scores the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears during an NFL game at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears A Bad Dream

Figuring out what was meaningful from a game like that requires an unusual approach.

670 The Score–10/20/2013

City officials estimated 850,000 people attended the Chicago Pride Parade on June 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Photo: NFLPA Now Selling ‘LGBT Pride’ T-Shirts

The winds of change appear to be blowing among professional sports.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

Gregg Williams. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

NFLPA Asks For Restraining Order For Suspended Players

The NFL Players Association has asked a federal judge for a temporary restraining order that would allow players suspended in connection with the NFL’s bounty investigation to rejoin their teams in time to play regular season openers.

670 The Score–09/05/2012

The NFL Logo. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NFL Players Could Be Required To Wear Thigh, Knee Pads In 2013

The NFL has made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season, something the players’ union could oppose because the move was not collectively bargained.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

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.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

DeMaurice Smith

NFLPA Head Smith To Address NBA Players In Meeting

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith will speak to NBA players during a meeting to update them on collective bargaining talks.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

NFL Logo

NFL Adds Game-Day Drug Tests

The NFL is adding game-day testing for performance-enhancing substances – but not recreational drugs – this season under the new collective bargaining agreement.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

NFL Labor Agreement Signed

NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement Becomes Official

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.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

DeMaurice Smith and Roger Goodell shake hands before addressing the media Monday to announce the end of the lockout. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL To Become First Pro League To Test For HGH

Two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press the contract allows the to use blood testing for human growth hormone.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

New Bears Sam Hurd (left) and Roy Williams can't practice until the new CBA is signed. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

The cover of the summary sent out to players Monday morning.

Complete Summary Of The New NFL Agreement

So the NFL lockout is over because the players and owners finally came to an agreement. But what exactly did they agree on?

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Lovie Smith

NFL Timeline For Free Agency And Training Camp

Now that the lockout is over, fans everywhere are wondering when free agency will start and when their team will report to training camp.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

DeMaurice Smith and Roger Goodell shake hands before addressing the media Monday to announce the end of the lockout. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lockout Is Over As NFLPA Says ‘Football Is Back’

The NFLPA executive board and player reps from every NFL team voted unanimously Monday to approve the terms of a deal with the owners to end the NFL lockout.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Owners, Players Agree To Deal To End Lockout

NFL owners and players agreed early Monday to the terms of a deal to end the lockout, and players were expected to begin the voting process later in the day.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

NFL Players Association President Kevin Mawae, left, speaks to reporters as he stands with NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah, right, outside the NFL Players Association offices in Washington, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. An end to the NFL lockout appears close, with both sides preparing to vote on a proposed deal once it is finalized. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

NFL Players’ Executive Committee To Meet Monday

NEW YORK (AP) – A vote on a settlement to the lockout is what every NFL fan wants. Nobody is sure when that might happen. The players’ executive committee will meet Monday in Washington after […]


Roger Goodell and NFL owners. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Arkush: ‘The Owners Tried To Pull A Fast One’

A day after the owners approved a proposed deal to end the NFL lockout, the players are balking, saying the deal the owners approved isn’t the one they agreed to.

670 The Score–07/22/2011