Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


DEMAURICE SMITH RUMORS

NFLPA Wants Drug Suspensions Lifted

NFL seems to be pushing back against this, but it makes sense that if they are going to change the policy, the recent suspensions should at least be reduced somewhat. NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith told a Washington radio station Friday that, in talks with the NFL about a new policy for performance-enhancing drugs, the union will seek to reverse suspensions that occurred this year but...
Via BlackSportsOnline
13 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
24 days ago  |  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

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

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'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
MORE STORIES >>
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Winston suspended for full game

Report: Ravens engaged in massive cover-up

WATCH: Goodell stumbles at presser

Dion Jordan suspended again

Wolves make max offer to Eric Bledsoe

Site tracks when Jameis does “something stupid”

Analyst: Derek Jeter is a clown, fraud

Trump zings new Bills owner

Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer?

College cheerleader showdown: Week 4

Study: NFL may be losing fans

NFL Week 3: Upsets that could happen

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.