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NFLPA Sues NFL For Collusion
NFLPA Sues NFL For Collusion
The quarrelsome relationship between the NFL Players Association and the NFL continues to go downward. Last week, New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma sued NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation. Today, the NFLPA filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the league and its owners conspired in collusion to establish a secret salary cap in 2010. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello responded to the lawsuit, saying...
NFL, Players Disagree On Context Of Bounty Email
NFL, Players Disagree On Context Of Bounty Email
The Associated Press acquired an infamous e-mail that convicted felon Mike Ornstein sent the Saints coaching staff when he was in prison last September. The e-mail has been cited by the NFL as an important piece of evidence in the "bountygate" investigation. As has been the norm, the NFL and the accused players definitively disagree on the context of Ornstein's e-mail, in which he references putting $5,000 on (Aaron) Rodgers. Ornstein claims...
NFL Owners to Vote Today
NFL Owners to Vote Today
The word is NFL owners will vote on a new collective bargaining agreement before 4:30, Central time, this afternoon. Players will then have a conference call around 7pm to discuss ratification and how to start the voting process for the 1900 players who have to decide if they want to vote in a recertified union...
Secret Insurance Fund Helped NFLPA
Secret Insurance Fund Helped NFLPA
Multiple news reports over the last 72 hours have stated that significant progress has been made in the NFL labor impasse between the owners and players. Recently, a report surfaced that DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL players association, secured a secret player insurance fund if football was missed in 2011. Could that have sparked the progress in negotiations?
Brees And Manning Mocked
Brees And Manning Mocked
Super Bowl winning quarterbacks Drew Brees and Peyton Manning were mocked by Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. Why would other players care? Richardson mocked the players during a Feb. 5 negotiating session with the NFL Players Association. The lack of respect on the part of Richardson toward the quarterbacks might help cement the players union even more in the ongoing labor dispute with the owners.