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NFL Players Association Files Grievance Over Toradol Waivers

The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the league’s clubs and its management council asking that team doctors no longer try to make players to sign waivers before being prescribed the painkiller Toradol. The NFLPA said Wednesday that if a doctor believes a player would “be placed at an unacceptable medical risk by […]

Video: CBS This Morning – NFL Players Call for End of Lockout

DeMaurice Smith, National Football League Players Association executive director, speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about the replacement referees, and the ongoing controversy about the disputed finish to the Packers-Seahawks game.

Roger Goodell Set to Meet With Four Players of Bounty Scandal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and four players whose suspensions in connection with the bounty investigation were recently lifted by an appeals panel have agreed to new meetings on the matter, the Associated Press reports. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday no specific dates have been set for the meetings. An attorney for Saints linebacker Jonathan […]

Suspensions of Four Saints Players Involved in “Bounty Program” Overturned

All along the four players that were suspended for their involvement in “bounty gate” have stated that they were innocent. Friday, at least three people agreed with them. Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove all had their suspensions overturned for their involvement in the Saints “bounty” program. The suspensions were overturned by […]

NFLPA Approves Changes to IR Rule; Moving Back Trade Deadline

There’s hope for players out there that have injuries, as today the NFLPA approved a rule change that will allow one designated player to return from injured reserve and play this season. There was also a tweak made to the trade deadline, as now it will be moved back to weeks to games played after […]

NFL and NFLPA Go Back and Forth Over Legal Details of Vilma Case in Federal Court

Attorneys for the NFL Players Association and the NFL drove home key points in federal court concerning disputed legal details in the case of suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Ryan Jones of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s jurisdiction over the fates of four suspended current and former Saints players, the players’ […]

NFL Kicks Off Total Wellness Program to Help Players

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell communicated in a letter to more than 11,000 current and former players that their health and wellness is paramount, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. The league is launching a “comprehensive” program called “NFL Total Wellness” to serve those goals. With an assist from former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher and NFL […]

NFL Opposes Jonathan Vilma’s Request for a Fast Hearing

The NFL has opposed Jonathan Vilma‘s request for an expedited hearing as he attempts to delay or overturn his season-long suspension. Tuesday’s motion filed in U.S. District Court in Louisiana claims that the New Orleans Saints linebacker did not “exhaust the dispute resolution procedures” in the collective bargaining agreement. Vilma was suspended by Commissioner Roger […]