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NFL has no specific proposal for automatic ejections/suspensions, yet

The long list of proposed rule changes does not include a proposal regarding ejections or immediate suspensions based on certain types of hits. Apparently, that’s because the league has yet to formulate an actual proposal. “On the suspensions, for certain … Continue reading

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NFLPA warns of “new world” of player investigations

When the NFL decided in the aftermath of the Ray Rice case to disregard the machinations of the criminal justice system in lieu of its own investigations, the league expanded its reach over all players considerably. The NFL Players Association … Continue reading

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NFLPA reportedly proposing a ‘less punitive’ approach to marijuana use

By: Jared Dubin The NFL Players Association is coming up with a proposal that would amend the league’s drug policy to take a less punitive approach to marijuana use. According to the Washington Post, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said the … Continue reading


 

NFL to present formal proposals for a developmental league in 2017

By: Jason La Canfora Troy Vincent, the NFL’s head of football operations, said his department is prepared to make recommendations for a developmental league or in-season academy after years studying the matter. The league will begin the formal process of … Continue reading


 

NFLPA bracing for eventual push for 18 games

Posted by Mike Florio on October 29, 2016, 9:41 AM EDT With more than four years to go under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, it’s widely believed that management will soon pursue in … Continue reading


 

NFL, NFLPA agree on revised drug, PED policies

Posted by Mike Florio At a time when, at times, the NFL and NFL Players Association presumably would disagree on what time it is, the league and union quietly finalized some changes to the drug and PED policies earlier this … Continue reading

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18 games still not a consideration for NFLPA

By: Mike Florio There’s a belief in league circles that the NFL: (1) still wants to expand the regular season to 18 games; (2) knows it can’t ask the players to expand the regular season to 18 games because of … Continue reading

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NFLPA drops standard fee on representation agreement

Posted by Mike Florio In March, when the NFL Players Association’s leadership gathered in Hawaii for an annual meeting, agents on the mainland sweated out a possible drop in agent fees. Common sense prevailed, with the players who run the … Continue reading


 

NFL and NFLPA lay out new enforcement for concussion protocol

by Brad Berreman Lawsuits from former players and a Hollywood film have brought big attention to the issue of concussions in the NFL, and a specific protocol on game days and during the week to deal with those head injuries … Continue reading

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NFLPA agrees: NFL needs “credible evidence” before players must respond to PED charges

Posted by Mike Florio The plain language of the NFL’s PED policy indicates that, before a player ever talks to the league or otherwise provides information regarding a potential violation arising from anything other than a positive test, the league … Continue reading

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