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NFL official: Redskins 'not a slur'

An NFL official said Friday that the Washington Redskins' name is not a racial slur, a day after the head of the NFL Players Association said some think it is. Adolpho Birch, the NFL's senior vice president of labor policy and government affairs, was asked by "Outside The Lines": "Is the team name a slur, yes or no?" "The team name is not a slur...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL official says Redskins name ‘is not a slur’

According to NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch, the Washington Redskins name is “not a slur” (Credit: The New Yorker) Over the last few years, the Washington Redskins name has received a lot of attention in the media. Over the last year, owner Daniel Snyder has told the media he will not change the team’s name, even going so far as to write season ticket holders a letter...
Via Down and Distance
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL could change its mind about marijuana

On Sunday, the conference championship games will be played in each of the two states where it’s now legal to smoke marijuana for recreational purposes. And while the NFL remains steadfastly opposed to players smoking for any purpose, the league’s position eventually could be mellowing. In an extensive look at marijuana use in the NFL, Andrea Kremer of HBO’s Real Sports with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Congress Warns NFL That It May ‘Intervene’ on HGH Testing, Push Players Union to Allow Blood Tests

NEW YORK — Saying the NFL Players Association is “holding HGH testing hostage” after more than two years of squabbling with the league, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee warned Thursday that Congress could get involved. In a statement emailed by his office to The Associated Press, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said the union “continues...
Via NESN.com
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

ABCs of HGH: Why no deal yet?

Because we know this stuff is starting to make your eyes glaze over, here's the most simplistic breakdown of where the NFL and NFL Players Association are when it comes to HGH testing: * The NFL believes it has made every concession the NFLPA has requested. That includes neutral arbitration for those who test positive and a population study that will determine what should be...
Via Fox Sports
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Congressman: NFLPA blocks progress

Saying the NFL Players Association is ''holding HGH testing hostage'' after more than two years of squabbling with the league, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee warned Thursday that Congress could get involved. In a statement emailed by his office to The Associated Press, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said the union '...
Via Fox Sports
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Pushes for HGH Testing Agreement, Revealing Substances Being Used in Positive Drug Tests

INDIANAPOLIS — NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch said Thursday the league and players association need to reach on a HGH testing agreement soon. The NFL and the union agreed in principle to HGH testing when a new 10-year labor agreement was finalized in August 2011. But protocols must be approved by both sides and the players have questioned the science in the testing procedures...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL exec: HGH testing resolution needed (Yahoo! Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — national football league senior vice president Adolpho Birch says the league and players association need to reach agreement soon on HGH testing., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/national football league-exec-hgh-testing-resolution-needed-yahoo-sports
Via Juiced Sports Blog
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

HGH negotiations hit stumbling block

A two-hour Congressional subcommittee hearing designed to prod the NFL to test for human growth hormone didn't seem to have any measurable impact on the one entity that matters. The NFL Players Association. "We appreciate and respect Congress' interest in these issues," said NFLPA spokesman George Atallah after Wednesday's hearing in front of House Oversight...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

More NFL players testing positive for amphetamines

More NFL players have tested positive this season for amphetamines, which include the ADHD drug Adderall. The league doesn't identify the substance when a player is suspended for a failed test. But senior vice president Adolpho Birch acknowledged Wednesday an increase in the number of positives for that type of drug. Since the start of last season, more than 10 players have...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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