Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that a source has informed him that the 2014 Ssalary cap is likely to end up exceeding the recent projection of $132 million by a “few million.”
Florio’s source added that similar increases are expected in the coming years.
Florio mentions that it remains unknown whether or not the 2014 cap increase will come at the cost of borrowing...
When the Super Bowl ends, three complete seasons will have come and gone without testing for human growth hormone - even though the NFL and the players' union originally paved the way to check for that drug in August 2011.
NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said Thursday that HGH testing is still being held up by a disagreement with the league over whether...
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January 30, 2014
((HT: CBS News))It's Super Bowl week...Which means the media are looking for topics to talk about for the two week period...And, this time out, the topic was Richard Sherman..."CBS This Morning" gave NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith a platform...Guess what he did...??? He was critical toward the Commissioner...Who knew...???
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...
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January 28, 2013
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...
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...
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January 19, 2013
FIGMENT OF IMAGINATION?
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said that after reviewing all the evidence, he believes "there was no bounty put on players by Saints players."
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith became a household name during the 2011 labor dispute between the owners and player’s union. Smith played an vital role in securing peace between the League and Union, and provided numerous quotes and soundbites throughout the lengthy dispute.
The former partner at Latham & Watkins and Patton Boggs PC provided new fodder for the labor...
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.
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...