Archive for the ‘NFL Players Association’ Category

NFL and NFLPA Agree to Fund Player Widow, Survivor Benefits

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed on funding of benefits to widows and other survivors of players from before 1993, an extended package worth $15.2 million, the Associated Press reports. Called Legacy Fund benefits, the league and union say eligible beneficiaries will receive an increase in the amount they were receiving retroactive […]

NFL Files Grievance Over Defamation Lawsuit Filed by Jonathan Vilma

The NFL took aggressive action on July 3 in an attempt to prevent Jonathan Vilma’s defamation lawsuit against Commissioner Roger Goodell from ever seeing the courtroom, Ryan Jones of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The league’s management council filed a grievance against the NFL Players Association, demanding that Vilma withdraw his suit and compensate the […]

Goodell Says the Recording of Hargrove Wasn’t the Key to His Suspension

In denying Anthony Hargrove’s suspension appeal, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote that it was unimportant whether or not the defensive end was the member of the New Orleans Saints who was recorded as saying “give me my money” after former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre took a big hit in the 2009 NFC Championship Game, […]

NFLPA Sues, Calls NFL Commish Roger Goodell “Biased’ in Bounty Case

By AP The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty investigation, calling Commissioner Roger Goodell “incurably and evidently biased.” The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New Orleans on Thursday, said Goodell violated the labor agreement by showing he had determined Will […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Upholds Player Bounty Suspensions

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita, Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove. In his letter to the players, Commissioner Goodell noted that: “Throughout this entire process, including your appeals, and despite repeated invitations and encouragement to do so, none of you has offered any evidence that would warrant reconsideration […]

Report: Voice Expert Says Can’t Tell If It’s Anthony Hargrove’s Voice on Bounty Tape

Part of the NFL’s Saints bounty evidence is a video clip that reportedly shows Anthony Hargrove, then a defensive tackle for the Saints and one of four players suspended in the case, saying, “Bobby, give me my money.” The video was shot on the Saints’ sideline during the NFC Title game in 2010, moments after […]

Brees Says Bounty Evidence is “Hearsay” – NFL Says “Evidence Overwhelming”

Saints quarterback Drew Brees described the NFL’s evidence today in the bounty case so far as “hearsay” and “hypotheticals,” not the definitive proof needed, the Associated Press reports. Brees said, “If there is, then it needs to come forward,” he said. “If it is what they say it is, then punishments will be levied and […]

19 Hall of Famers Among 2,400 Ex-Players Suing the NFL Over Concussions

USA Today is reporting that some 19 Hall of Famers are  among 2,400 ex-players suing NFL for concussion effects over playing in the past. The number of former NFL players suing the league for concussion-related effects is now in the thousands and growing steadily. That’s become fairly common knowledge in the sports arena in recent […]