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DEMAURICE SMITH RUMORS

NFLPA Director Smith goes on offensive against NFL

Fresh off “independent” arbitrator Harold Henderson upholding the league’s suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the players association continues to throw shade at the NFL in a series of public remarks. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lashed out at the National Football League and Roger Goodell in a strongly-worded statement...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell, union chief Smith meeting on league's personal conduct policy

NEW YORK -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith are meeting Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association has been unhappy with what it calls "lack of transparency" in the NFL's policy. Smith has said the only way to have a fair policy is if the NFL and owners "commit to collective bargaining." The NFL counters...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell and Smith meet on personal conduct

NEW YORK (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith are meeting Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association has been unhappy with what it calls ''lack of transparency'' in the NFL's policy. Smith has said the only way to have a fair policy is if the NFL and owners ''commit to collective bargaining.'' The...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMaurice Smith: Litigation is Inevitable in Adrian Peterson Case

If you expected the Adrian Peterson case to go away simply because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the remainder of the season, you probably haven’t paid a whole lot of attention to the strife between the league and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) in recent years. Speaking to Mike Florio on PFT Live following Goodell’s decision to suspend...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL, NFLPA Have Extensive Meeting on Personal Conduct Policy

We can expect a near overhaul of the NFL’s personal conduct policy in the not-so-distant future. And if the meeting between the league and the NFL Players Association on Tuesday is any indication, there is going to be an extensive conversation before any real decisions are made. In an email to the NFLPA executive committee, executive director DeMaurice Smith had this to say about...
Via Sportsnaut
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA’s Sean Gilbert could be stirring some things up a bit in the NFL

Sean Gilbert could blow up the new CBA, and we could be looking at another hold-out.  Jason La Canfora    @JasonLaCanfora  Ex NFL player Sean Gilbert, opposing DeMaurice Smith to become head of the NFLPA, will hold a conference call shortly to discuss candidacy According to Pro Football Talk, Sean Gilbert of the NFLPA is putting up […] The post NFLPA’s Sean Gilbert could...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Better late than never: 'Money Manziel' gets business lesson at NFLPA Rookie Premiere

Johnny Football is learning a lot more about being 'Money Manziel' this weekend. The Browns quarterback, along with 29 of the best rookies in football, were in Los Angeles Friday for the annual NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere. Players attending the event had the chance to meet with sponsors, partners and licensees in their first major marketing event, which is designed to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMaurice Smith Criticizes Roger Goodell Over NFL Discipline Policies

As the head of the NFL Players Association, it is DeMaurice Smith’s responsibility to do the best he can to represent each and every player around the league. Often times, this means going up against commissioner Roger Goodell.  This is now the case, especially after the league has refused to step in on the whole Jim Irsay situation. If you remember correctly, the Indianapolis...
Via Sportsnaut
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith Supports Fight Of Student Athletes

The labor conversation surrounding college athletes is understandably a touchy subject for many people, a large percentage of which choose to stay on the sidelines, rather than getting personally involved and throwing in their own voice. NFL Players Association president DeMaurice Smith elected not to be one of those individuals, penning an article posted on […] NFLPA President...
Via Steelers Depot
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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