The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


DEMAURICE SMITH RUMORS

DeMaurice Smith: NFL teams are blackballing Ray Rice

Can a running back who is 28 years old, missed an entire season of football and has a history with domestic violence be “blackballed” by NFL teams? NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith seems to think that is what is happening with former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. “This, unfortunately, is a league...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Judge overturns Peterson suspension; NFL to appeal

So much for this being a slow time of the year around the NFL. As has been the case over the past several months, off-field issues are making headlines around the league. Hours after independent arbitrator and federal court judge David Doty ruled that the league could not apply the current personal conduct policy to Adrian Peterson stemming from his child abuse case, reports are...
Via Sportsnaut
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMaurice Smith Facing Four Challengers for NFLPA’s Top Position

The NFL Players Association will meet for its annual conference in Hawaii late next month. In that meeting, the union’s 32 team reps will elect who it deems should run the union moving forward. DeMaurice Smith has held the executive director post for the past six years. During his tenure, the union has been weakened considerably due to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement...
Via Sportsnaut
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA boss: No Deflategate interviews until after SB

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith indicated in a media session with reporters on Thursday that the league will not be interviewing players regarding Deflate-gate until after the conclusion of the Super Bowl.  With only a few days remaining until Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, interviews...
Via Sportsnaut
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMaurice Smith faces challenge to position of NFLPA chief

  Michigan-based attorney Jim Acho says he's running for executive director of the NFL Players Association. The 44-year-old Acho has represented retired players and been an advocate for improving pension and medical benefits. He says he expects to have no trouble obtaining the support of at least three current player representatives on the board of directors, which is the requirement...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA Director Smith goes on offensive against NFL

Fresh off “independent” arbitrator Harold Henderson upholding the league’s suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the players association continues to throw shade at the NFL in a series of public remarks. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lashed out at the National Football League and Roger Goodell in a strongly-worded statement...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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 to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith Supports Fight Of Student Athletes

The labor conversation surrounding college athletes is understandably a touchy subject for many people, a large percentage of which choose to stay on the sidelines, rather than getting personally involved and throwing in their own voice. NFL Players Association president DeMaurice Smith elected not to be one of those individuals, penning an article posted on […] NFLPA President...
Via Steelers Depot
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Union: NFL HGH testing held up by appeals process

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  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!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong

NFL upholds Tom Brady's suspension, legal battle likely

Cardinals hire first female NFL coach

Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now

Seau family: HOF broke their word

Kobe to see time at power forward next year

Mike Pettine not ruling out Manziel

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker