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DEMAURICE SMITH RUMORS

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
8 days ago  |  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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA will look into how the Eagles released DeSean Jackson

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith told Mike and Mike in the Morning that they will investigate the manner in which the Philadelphia Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need NFL...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith takes on NFL on safety issues

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Congressmen write NFLPA's Smith about HGH testing

Chastising the NFL Players Association for ''remarkable recalcitrance'' on testing for human growth hormone, two members of Congress have pledged ''to take a more active role'' on the issue and say they could ask players to testify before their committee. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith addressed a crowd of...

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith addressed a crowd of digital media members as part of the 2013 Collegiate Bowl’s BWB Digital Symposium.  The focus of the conversation was about player safety, beyond just the prominent concussion issue. Always blunt, Smith noted that nearly a third to a quarter of players on any given team will “be in need of a major hip, knee joint...
Via Hugging Harold Reynolds
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

NFLPA's Smith: player safety an ongoing challenge

DeMaurice Smith has a difficult job. As the Executive Director of the NFL's Players Association, it's Smith's job to strive to keep his players healthy. Smith spoke at The Home Depot Center on Friday for the NFLPA's Collegiate Bowl, which will be played Saturday. Player safety was the topic, and Smith knows there's more work to do. ''In 2009 when I...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss
FIGMENT OF IMAGINATION?

Smith: Bounty program didn't exist

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said that after reviewing all the evidence, he believes "there was no bounty put on players by Saints players."

Via Pro Football Zone
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

DeMaurice Smith is ready for war. NFLPA vowes to fight Bounty Gate punishments

Settle in folks this is about to be a really ugly ride. The NFLPA has decided to go to war with the NFL over their suspensions of Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita. Please click the below to read the rest of this article and to watch a video of DeMaurice Smith addressing sportsmanship and touching on the Saints scandal.
Via Players View
May 02, 2012  |  1 Comment

Smith to be re-elected as head of NFLPA

The NFL Players Association unanimously reaffirmed DeMaurice Smith as executive director Thursday. Smith, 48, was elected as head of the players union in March 2009 after serving on an interim basis after the 2008 death of previous union chief Gene Upshaw. Smith was the unanimous choice of NFL player representatives for another three-year term at the NFLPA's annual meeting...
Via Fox Sports
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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