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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...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMaurice Smith: Redskins name is racially insensitive

On Thursday,  NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said that the Redskins name is racially insensitive, per The Washington Post. Smith, in a written statement issued to The Washington Post by the players’ union in response to a letter sent by Native American groups to all NFL players asking them to support a name change by the team, stopped short of pledging any direct action...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 31, 2014  |  2 Comments

NFLPA’s DeMaurice Smith says Redskins name conveys ‘racial insensitivity’

DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, said Thursday that the team name of the Washington Redskins conveys “racial insensitivity.” Smith, in a written statement issued to The Washington Post by the players’ union in response to a letter sent by Native American groups to all NFL players asking them to support a name change by the team, stopped...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Players advised to think twice before joining Saints

A change in the Workers’ Compensation laws of Louisiana has caught the attention of the National Football League Players Association. So much so that union leader DeMaurice Smith sent an e-mail out Friday to warn player agents about letting their client sign contracts with the New Orleans Saints who are backing the legislation. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice...
Via 110 Nation Sports
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA will look into how the Eagles released DeSean Jackson

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Via Pro Football Zone
April 07, 2014  |  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'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

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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