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DeMaurice Smith (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

NFLPA Sets Up Group To Help Former Players

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.

11/13/2013

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NFLPA Sets Up Safe Rides Program

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.

09/04/2013

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Former Players Have Mixed Emotions On NFL Concussion Settlement

Some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.

08/30/2013

2013 Pro Bowl

NFL Will Likely Use ‘Draft’ For Next Pro Bowl

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.

04/05/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during a press conference for Super Bowl XLVII at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on February 1, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL’s Goodell Aims To Share Blame On Player Safety

“Safety,” he said at his annual Super Bowl news conference, “is all of our responsibilities.”

02/01/2013

Test tubes are prepared for testing for human growth hormone (HGH) at the Doping Control Laboratory (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Seasons Since NFL Agreement, Still No HGH Tests

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.

01/31/2013

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NFLPA’s Collusion Case Against NFL Denied By Judge

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.

12/31/2012

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NFLPA Leader Smith Rips NFL Bounty Investigation

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, appearing on CBS This Morning Wednesday, said he was “disappointed” with the NFL’s handling of the bounty scandal.

12/12/2012

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NFLPA Files Grievance Over Toradol Waivers

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.

12/12/2012

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NFL, Union Try To Change Culture On Concussions

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.

10/19/2012

Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans Saints

NFL Responds To Vilma, NFLPA Lawsuits

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.

10/17/2012

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots

NFLPA Supports Regular NFL Referees

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.

09/24/2012

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