The NFL players union has set up an organization to aid former players, establishing it out of a $22 million fund from the collective bargaining agreement with the league.
The NFL players union has set up a system to provide safe rides for its members in nearly 20 NFL cities and Pro Bowl host Honolulu.
Some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.
The NFL is increasingly likely to move to a ‘draft’ format for the Pro Bowl, according to league sources, and held more internal meetings on the topic this week.
“Safety,” he said at his annual Super Bowl news conference, “is all of our responsibilities.”
HGH is a banned performance-enhancing drug that is hard to detect and has been linked to health problems such as diabetes, cardiac dysfunction and arthritis.
The NFL Players Association’s claim of collusion by league owners has been rejected by the federal judge who has previously sided with the players.
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, appearing on CBS This Morning Wednesday, said he was “disappointed” with the NFL’s handling of the bounty scandal.
The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the league’s clubs and its management council asking that team doctors no longer try to make players to sign waivers before being prescribed the painkiller Toradol.
NFL executives want to change the culture of the league to reduce head injuries. So far this season, there’s evidence it’s going to be a tough road.
The NFL is again urging a federal judge to avoid interfering in Commissioner Roger Goodell’s efforts to discipline four players for the Saints’ cash-for-hits bounty pool.
While fans and reporters have been extra-vigilant about reporting how badly the replacement officials have fared, the NFLPA is trying to help the regular referees in their public relations battle with the league.