Posted January 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
So much for labor peace in the NFL. Less than 18 months after the league and players ended a lockout by signing a 10-year collective bargaining agreement, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and union president Domonique Foxworth used a Super Bowl news conference to lay out a series of complaints about safety issues Thursday. Smith began by threatening to file a grievance if the NFL refuses to institute a system to verify the credentials of all medical personnel on the 32 teams. He mentioned three amendments the NFLPA wants to make to the new CBA, including the appointment of ''a neutral chief safety officer who can hear appeals about acceptable levels of medical care.'' He called the NFL's lockout of its officials at the start of this season ''one of the most deliberate disregards of player safety that I think has occurred in the National Football League since our inception.'' All in all, it sent a clear message that th...
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