Posts Tagged ‘DeMaurice Smith’

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.

NFLPA Re-Elects DeMaurice Smith as Executive Director

In a move that does not come as a surprise, the NFLPA’s Board of Player Representatives have unanimously re-elected DeMaurice Smith as the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association. The second term for Smith is expected to run through the 2014 season. He replaced the late Gene Upshaw, who passed away in March of […]

NFLPA President Kevin Mawae Issues Statement – Looking Over Proposal

NFLPA President Kevin Mawae issued the following statement this morning: “Player leadership is discussing the most recent written proposal with the NFL, which includes a settlement agreement, deal terms and the right process for addressing recertification. There will not be any further NFLPA statements today out of respect for the Kraft family while they mourn […]

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Give Statement on Recertification Issue

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith delivered the following statement to media outside NFLPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. “Look, we continue to talk. There are some issues that are outstanding that are left to resolve. And I know there’s been a lot of questions about what happens if the players–or the process of becoming a union […]

NFLPA Schedules Conference Call as Owners Schedule Vote for Today

ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the owners have scheduled a vote on the new collective bargaining agreement between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith has scheduled a conference call with the 32 player representatives, which they were told to be prepared for when they departed NFLPA headquarters on Wednesday. Albert […]

Talks Continue Today Between NFL Owners and Players

After two days of legal teams working on the language towards a collective bargaining agreement, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith will lead negotiating teams today at the offices of Proskauer Rose LLP in New York City. Albert Breer of the NFL Network confirms an ESPN report that the league’s objective […]

Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith Set To Meet On Thursday

Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith were not at Tuesday’s meeting at a Manhattan law firm’s headquarters. On Thursday, Goodell and Smith will resume their meetings, with owners and players present. Those talks could last into the weekend if a new CBA appears imminent; the sides did not get together on weekends during […]

Secret Call Between DeMaurice Smith and Pro Bowlers Soften Hopes of a Deal

Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that a secretive conference call between NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and “elite” members of the rank and file have dampened the hope that a new collective bargaining agreement will be reached before we all fire up our sparklers this weekend. According to Glazer, 50 Pro Bowlers were asked to […]