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...
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January 31, 2013
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."
According to Sports Illustrated‘s Jim Trotter, who had an exclusive interview with NFL Player’s Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. With the replacement referees still officiating games well into the NFL Season. Everyone thought that they would officiate during the preseason but by the time the regular season rolled around the real referees would be back in business...
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.
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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...
Helping procure a long-term NFL labor deal could pay off handsomely for DeMaurice Smith.
The Washington Post reported that the NFL Players Association is mulling whether to award Smith a $1 million bonus for his role in negotiating a 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the league.
Smith, the union's executive director, did not receive a salary during the lockout, which...