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NFL talks collapse, shutdown of pro football expected

By Mark Maske The NFL's labor talks collapsed Friday, leaving the league, players and fans bracing for the first shutdown of professional football in 24 years and a confrontation that could play out in court for months to come. The...

By Leonard Bernstein | March 11, 2011; 06:30 PM ET | Comments (41)

NFL talks on verge of collapse, last-ditch talks underway

By Mark Maske Updated: 4:45 p.m. DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the players' union, said the players gave owners a 5 p.m. deadline to turn over 10 years worth of audited financial records. As he left the talks, Smith said...

By Leonard Bernstein | March 11, 2011; 04:12 PM ET | Comments (2)

NFL talks stalling on economic issues

Mark Maske Ongoing differences between the NFL and the players union on core economic issues have slowed negotiations and made a settlement by Friday's bargaining deadline appear increasingly out of reach, sources throughout the sport said Wednesday. Only a major...

By Leonard Bernstein | March 9, 2011; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFLPA presses owners for more financial data

Mark Maske The NFL Players Association is pressing the league's owners to provide more financial data this week as part of contract negotiations, according to sources on both sides of the dispute. The union regards the financial disclosures as crucial...

By Leonard Bernstein | March 8, 2011; 02:49 PM ET | Comments (3)

Sources: NFL, players $800 million apart on revenue split

Mark Maske The NFL's labor negotiations resumed Monday with the league and the players' union still close to $800 million per year apart on the central economic issue of how to divide the sport's revenue, according to sources familiar with...

By Leonard Bernstein | March 7, 2011; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (2)

NFL labor talks resume

With 1 p.m. meeting in Washington

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2011; 08:53 AM ET | Comments (1)

DeMaurice Smith addresses agents at NFL scouting combine

With labor confrontation looming

By Mark Maske | February 25, 2011; 03:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL might impose further restrictions on hits to the head

Competition committee meets with players at scouting combine

By Mark Maske | February 24, 2011; 04:48 PM ET | Comments (2)

Mediator says 'very strong differences remain' in NFL labor dispute

Talks to resume Tuesday

By Mark Maske | February 24, 2011; 12:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Uncertainty abounds as NFL, union continue bargaining

Original seven-day commitment to mediator about to expire

By Mark Maske | February 23, 2011; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL labor negotiations resume

With meeting at mediator's office in D.C.

By Mark Maske | February 18, 2011; 03:39 PM ET | Comments (1)

NFL, union agree to federal mediation

Meeting set for Friday in D.C.

By Mark Maske | February 17, 2011; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (2)

Roger Goodell writes labor talks 'must now accelerate in earnest'

Commissioner calls for negotiations to resume

By Mark Maske | February 15, 2011; 02:39 PM ET | Comments (7)

NFL accuses union of unfair labor practice

In charge to NLRB

By Mark Maske | February 14, 2011; 03:14 PM ET | Comments (7)

Union memo calls league's rookie-pay proposal overly restrictive

Veterans affected as well, memo says

By Mark Maske | February 10, 2011; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (7)

Thursday's NFL bargaining session canceled

After no progress Wednesday on core economic issue

By Mark Maske | February 10, 2011; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (7)

League, union have two-hour labor meeting

More meetings next week

By Mark Maske | February 5, 2011; 05:27 PM ET | Comments (1)

Goodell: No final decision on lockout

Labor situation is the focus of commissioner's news conference

By Mark Maske | February 4, 2011; 08:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Players' side considers possible decertification of union

Move could be accompanied by antitrust litigation

By Mark Maske | February 3, 2011; 08:20 PM ET | Comments (1)

Union: Franchise player tags not valid if labor deal expires

League maintains tags can be used

By Mark Maske | February 3, 2011; 06:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL's top negotiator hopeful of intense bargaining effort

'We need to get busy now,' Jeff Pash says

By Mark Maske | February 2, 2011; 06:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL is entitled to TV payments during work stoppage

Union to appeal ruling by special master

By Mark Maske | February 1, 2011; 06:28 PM ET | Comments (4)

Bargaining session scheduled for Super Bowl eve

Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith meet in New York

By Mark Maske | January 31, 2011; 08:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union study says injuries were up this season

More than 350 players placed on IR lists

By Mark Maske | January 28, 2011; 04:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL projects $1 billion in lost revenues if there's no labor settlement until September

Effects already being seen, league officials say

By Mark Maske | January 27, 2011; 02:18 PM ET | Comments (1)

League, owners dismissive of collusion claim

Labor issues won't 'be resolved through litigation'

By Mark Maske | January 18, 2011; 07:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union files collusion case against NFL teams

Case was filed last week

By Mark Maske | January 17, 2011; 09:06 PM ET | Comments (6)

Union says it wants a deal, not a lockout

Players, union leaders reject Bob Batterman's claims

By Mark Maske | January 13, 2011; 04:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL attorney: Players' union wants a lockout

'This is a union waiting for a lockout to occur'

By Leonard Bernstein | January 12, 2011; 07:09 PM ET | Comments (4)

Roger Goodell writes letter to NFL fans

Commissioner writes outcome of labor talks 'can be positive'

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2011; 01:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL reduces Harrison, Robinson, Meriweather fines

From $175K to $115K

By Mark Maske | December 30, 2010; 08:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell says he's hopeful of labor deal by end of postseason

But there must be 'significant progress on the key issues'

By Mark Maske | December 15, 2010; 07:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union to examine possible links between painkiller use, brain injuries

DeMaurice Smith assigns task to brain injury committee

By Mark Maske | December 14, 2010; 06:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell hopeful new practice policies will be enacted before next season

NFL holds conference on helmets

By Mark Maske | December 8, 2010; 06:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union delays filing of collusion case under agreement with league

Sides keep focus on labor negotiations

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2010; 04:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union expected to file collusion case this week

Deadline is looming

By Mark Maske | December 5, 2010; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (2)

NFL, union have productive meeting on 18-game season

Labor talks could intensify soon

By Mark Maske | November 24, 2010; 07:02 PM ET | Comments (3)

Union looking into Eagles' concussions

Kolb, Bradley re-entered game Sunday

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2010; 09:12 PM ET | Comments (8)

NFL to propose 18-game season to union

'Overwhelming support for the concept' among owners

By Mark Maske | August 25, 2010; 04:40 PM ET | Comments (5)

Owners to discuss 18-game season

Vote now not expected

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2010; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (3)

Changes made to appeal process

Some fines won't be collected before appeal

By Mark Maske | August 9, 2010; 04:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners might vote this month on 18-game season

Union approval still would be needed

By Mark Maske | August 5, 2010; 01:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners to meet next month

18-game season, Rams sale among topics

By Mark Maske | July 27, 2010; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFL sends results of helmet study to teams

Three helmet models cited as top performers in tests

By Mark Maske | July 23, 2010; 07:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Packers say operating profits are down

To $9.8 million, from $20.1 million the previous year

By Mark Maske | July 14, 2010; 01:50 PM ET | Comments (4)

NFL officials meet with WADA

Could doping agency run NFL's testing program in future?

By Mark Maske | June 22, 2010; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (1)

Jaguars, Lions lose OTAs

For violations of offseason workout rules

By Mark Maske | June 17, 2010; 04:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

League, union discuss 18-game season

NFL makes presentation during bargaining session in N.Y.

By Mark Maske | June 16, 2010; 07:52 PM ET | Comments (10)

Raiders lose two OTAs

Second team punished this week

By Mark Maske | June 9, 2010; 07:59 PM ET | Comments (1)

Union files case claiming improper TV deals by NFL

Because they could help fund a lockout

By Mark Maske | June 9, 2010; 01:21 PM ET | Comments (7)

Ravens penalized for violating offseason workout rules

Club loses final week of OTAs

By Mark Maske | June 7, 2010; 03:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL, union discuss practice restrictions to prevent concussions

Meeting comes at D.C. medical conference

By Mark Maske | June 2, 2010; 07:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Labor talks to resume next month

Formal bargaining session in June

By Mark Maske | May 27, 2010; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (1)

League to review results of Roethlisberger's behavioral evaluation

Plus other developments at owners' meeting

By Mark Maske | May 25, 2010; 11:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Supreme Court denies NFL increased antitrust protection

Ruling made in American Needle case

By Mark Maske | May 24, 2010; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (4)

'StarCaps' suspensions kept on hold

Pending planned appeal by Vikings players

By Mark Maske | May 21, 2010; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (2)

No progress toward HGH blood-testing being implemented in NFL

Discussions between league, union ongoing

By Mark Maske | May 19, 2010; 03:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL seeks Supreme Court involvement in 'StarCaps' case

Appeal filed Thursday

By Mark Maske | May 13, 2010; 03:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans donate to flood relief efforts

League and union join in donation

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2010; 10:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Judge rules in NFL's favor in 'StarCaps' case

Still unclear if suspensions can be enforced

By Mark Maske | May 6, 2010; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell continues to push rookie wage scale

Says teams 'wasting' money on some players they draft

By Mark Maske | April 26, 2010; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

League prevails in revenue-sharing case

After union claimed shortfall

By Mark Maske | April 16, 2010; 12:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Union contends new OT system must be collectively bargained

Players had expressed opposition

By Mark Maske | March 24, 2010; 09:17 AM ET | Comments (30)

Labor talks expected to resume soon

'We are in the first quarter here'

By Mark Maske | March 22, 2010; 07:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union adds retired players to executive committee

Two non-voting positions created

By Mark Maske | March 15, 2010; 08:42 PM ET | Comments (1)

Mawae reelected union president

Four named to executive committee

By Mark Maske | March 14, 2010; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union memo criticizes owners' proposal

Written by former player Kendall

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2010; 01:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union renews proposal to extend cap

By one year or more, if no pay cut

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2010; 03:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fisher: Coaches would adjust to practice restrictions

'We don't want to injure our players'

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2010; 06:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Smith: Union will monitor teams' free agent spending

With 'a very keen eye'

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2010; 01:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL, union meet but no labor deal in sight

No signs of significant bargaining progress

By Mark Maske | February 25, 2010; 02:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union says it will discuss league's proposal to blood-test players for HGH

At next bargaining session

By Mark Maske | February 24, 2010; 06:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL favors blood-testing players for HGH

Union opposes measure

By Mark Maske | February 23, 2010; 08:55 PM ET | Comments (5)

Last-minute deal unlikely, Smith writes

Union chief sends memo to players, agents

By Mark Maske | February 23, 2010; 03:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vincent joins league office

As VP of player development for active players

By Mark Maske | February 18, 2010; 10:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Trial next month in StarCaps case

Suspensions still on hold

By Mark Maske | February 18, 2010; 02:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL has labor-related Web site

Teams encouraged to link to it off their sites

By Mark Maske | February 17, 2010; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Union files another challenge of supplemental revenue-sharing program

Saying insufficient money transferred

By Mark Maske | February 16, 2010; 05:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell: NFL has 'changed that culture' on concussions

Commissioner on 'Face the Nation'

By Mark Maske | February 7, 2010; 05:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners, players meet

Then owners have meeting of their own

By Mark Maske | February 6, 2010; 12:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell: Owners not planning for lockout

Work stoppage would be failure, commisioner says

By Mark Maske | February 5, 2010; 01:20 PM ET | Comments (1)

Smith says lockout looming in 2011

Union: Owners want players to take 18 percent cut

By Mark Maske | February 4, 2010; 06:25 PM ET | Comments (1)

Bisciotti says lockout possible

Some teams having economic problems, he says

By Mark Maske | February 3, 2010; 09:01 PM ET | Comments (1)

Retired players group criticizes union

Martin says Smith won't meet

By Mark Maske | February 3, 2010; 05:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL barred from ending supplemental revenue-sharing program

By special master's ruling

By Mark Maske | February 2, 2010; 08:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Labor meeting planned Saturday

Owners also have separate meeting scheduled

By Mark Maske | February 1, 2010; 07:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

More players to assist concussion study

By donating brains after their deaths

By Mark Maske | February 1, 2010; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

Analysis: Uncapped season is no huge deal

It's what happens after that

By Mark Maske | February 1, 2010; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (4)

Goodell: Uncapped season 'virtually certain'

'We're all frustrated' about negotiations

By Mark Maske | February 1, 2010; 08:48 AM ET | Comments (7)

Union's concussion committee meets

First meeting

By Mark Maske | January 26, 2010; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL might require echocardiograms

After Adams's death

By Mark Maske | January 24, 2010; 04:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL players 'fully anticipating' lockout

By owners in 2011

By Mark Maske | January 20, 2010; 02:50 PM ET | Comments (6)

Mara says no progress in labor talks

Giants owner resigned to uncapped season

By Mark Maske | January 20, 2010; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFL, union make donation to relief efforts

In addition to donating TV airtime

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2010; 07:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell: Teams 'very sincerely' complied

With Rooney Rule

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2010; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL to promote relief efforts in Haiti

With messages during TV broadcasts

By Mark Maske | January 14, 2010; 01:35 PM ET | Comments (1)

Justices called skeptical in antitrust case

Arguments heard in American Needle v. NFL

By Mark Maske | January 13, 2010; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (1)

Brees on Supreme Court case

QB writes in The Post

By Mark Maske | January 8, 2010; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Committee schedules forum

Focused on college, high school football

By Mark Maske | January 6, 2010; 07:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL to hold concussion conference

In June in Washington

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2010; 04:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Judiciary Committee announces witness list

For Monday's hearing in Detroit

By Mark Maske | December 30, 2009; 07:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

More on an uncapped season

What the rules would be

By Mark Maske | December 30, 2009; 09:26 AM ET | Comments (2)

Michael called 'a sports pioneer'

Late broadcaster remembered fondly by DeMaurice Smith

By Mark Maske | December 24, 2009; 12:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL conducting helmet testing

To see how which models might best prevent concussions

By Mark Maske | December 23, 2009; 04:17 PM ET | Comments (4)

Union challenges revenue-sharing plan

Case put before arbitrator

By Mark Maske | December 21, 2009; 09:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union offers to pay Ochocinco fine

If WR wears Henry's jersey

By Mark Maske | December 19, 2009; 01:33 PM ET | Comments (3)

Second hearing on brain injuries

Scheduled for Jan. 4 in Detroit

By Mark Maske | December 18, 2009; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

Labor meeting held Friday

Focusing on player health and safety

By Mark Maske | December 11, 2009; 04:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners plan to alter revenue-sharing

If there's an uncapped year

By Mark Maske | December 6, 2009; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Concussion bill proposed

To aid high school, middle school athletes

By Mark Maske | December 4, 2009; 02:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Concussion committee chairmen resign

More measures promised

By Mark Maske | November 24, 2009; 07:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

League, union approving neurologists

About halfway done

By Mark Maske | November 23, 2009; 07:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Teams to consult with neurologists

On concussion issues

By Mark Maske | November 22, 2009; 09:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union seeks ouster of concussion doctor

Concerns raised about Casson

By Mark Maske | November 20, 2009; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dungy to lead advisory panel

Goodell to consult with players

By Mark Maske | November 19, 2009; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Union looking into Browns' practices

Report: Officials have concerns

By Mark Maske | November 17, 2009; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Concussion could sideline Morey

WR played last weekend

By Mark Maske | November 13, 2009; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hanson suspended over diuretic

Appeal fails

By Mark Maske | November 11, 2009; 03:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union 'committed' to deal to save cap

'In the best interest of the game'

By Mark Maske | November 11, 2009; 12:42 PM ET | Comments (1)

Appeals court affirms Vick bonus ruling

Doty remains in charge of CBA

By Mark Maske | November 10, 2009; 03:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Steroid-testing issues in Md., N.C.?

State laws conflict with NFL's policy

By Mark Maske | November 4, 2009; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bargaining session Wednesday

Goodell, Smith to participate

By Mark Maske | November 4, 2009; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Waxman says legislation possible

To address issues in StarCaps case

By Mark Maske | November 3, 2009; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL calling for Congress to act

On steroid-testing issue

By Mark Maske | November 2, 2009; 05:56 PM ET | Comments (2)

Goodell, Smith back on Hill next week

Before House subcommittee

By Mark Maske | October 30, 2009; 04:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL, union pledge to provide medical data

To House Judiciary Committee

By Mark Maske | October 28, 2009; 12:34 PM ET | Comments (5)

Hearing on brain injuries under way

House committee seeks data

By Mark Maske | October 28, 2009; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (4)

Congress to examine StarCaps case

Hearing next week

By Mark Maske | October 28, 2009; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Union receptive to all brain injury studies

'We need to get this right'

By Mark Maske | October 27, 2009; 03:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union suggests January bargaining push

If no labor deal before then

By Mark Maske | October 27, 2009; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hearing on Brain Injuries Scheduled

For Oct. 28

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2009; 04:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Labor Talk

Owners Discussing Issues

By Mark Maske | October 14, 2009; 07:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Congressional Hearing on Diuretic Case

Next Month

By Mark Maske | October 8, 2009; 09:03 PM ET | Comments (2)

Union Forms Concussion Committee

Headed By Mayer, Morey

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2009; 05:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Financial Education Program For Players

'A Long-Standing Need'

By Mark Maske | September 30, 2009; 08:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Labor Talks Resume

Meeting Called Positive

By Mark Maske | September 29, 2009; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Awaits Labor Proposal

Possibly Tuesday

By Mark Maske | September 28, 2009; 01:36 PM ET | Comments (1)

Union Dedicates Building to Upshaw

Address Now 63 Upshaw Place

By Mark Maske | September 26, 2009; 04:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Set to Appeal Latest StarCaps Ruling

To Full Federal Appeals Court

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2009; 09:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Players' Union Dues Go to Lockout Fund

Dues Reportedly Increased

By Mark Maske | September 22, 2009; 02:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell, Smith Send Memo to Players

Reaffirming Steroids Policy

By Mark Maske | September 22, 2009; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Reps Met With WADA in May

Goodell Involved in Fact-Finding Trip

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2009; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Might Overhaul Steroid-Testing System

WADA Could Be Given Control

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2009; 01:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

League Puts Saints' Suspensions on Hold

In StarCaps Case

By Mark Maske | September 15, 2009; 06:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vikings Defensive Tackles Cleared to Play

Under Ruling By Federal Appeals Court

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2009; 12:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Saints Planning to Play Grant, Smith

With Suspensions on Hold

By Mark Maske | September 7, 2009; 05:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell Denies Secret Meeting Charge

Made in Lawsuit

By Mark Maske | September 4, 2009; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell: No-Cap Season Strong Possibility

In 2010

By Mark Maske | September 3, 2009; 05:11 PM ET | Comments (2)

Union Has Anti-Lockout Meeting

Garvey Attends

By Mark Maske | September 3, 2009; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

McNair Denies Secret Meeting

Bruener, Brown Too

By Mark Maske | September 3, 2009; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Labor Dept. Probing Claims About Union

Involving Vincent

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2009; 11:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Smith, Union Bracing For Lockout in 2011

Familiar Refrain By Players

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2009; 01:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

At Least Five Teams Interested in Vick

Union Doesn't Suspect Collusion

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2009; 02:58 PM ET | Comments (34)

Goodell Reassures Retired Players

No Benefit Reduction in Uncapped Yr.

By Mark Maske | August 5, 2009; 01:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Commish's Authority an Issue in Labor Talks

Union Stance Reiterated

By Mark Maske | July 28, 2009; 01:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vick Met Tuesday With DeMaurice Smith

No Formal Union Stance

By Mark Maske | July 22, 2009; 03:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Other Leagues Back NFL in StarCaps Case

Much at Stake

By Mark Maske | July 22, 2009; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

State Court to Rule Soon in Diuretic Case

By Aug. 7

By Mark Maske | July 22, 2009; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Players Told to Save For Possible Lockout

Union Announces Plan

By Mark Maske | July 14, 2009; 07:57 PM ET | Comments (2)

Labor Talks Resume; Union Eyes Capitol Hill

No Breakthrough in Talks

By Mark Maske | July 14, 2009; 03:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Settles Dispute With Yahoo

Over Fantasy Football Stats

By Mark Maske | July 7, 2009; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (2)

Spine Treatment Program For Retirees

At Five Medical Centers

By Mark Maske | June 10, 2009; 07:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Settles Lawsuit

With Retired Players

By Mark Maske | June 4, 2009; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

League, Union Fund Kids' Football Camps

$550K in Grants Announced

By Mark Maske | June 4, 2009; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Labor Talks Under Way

Bargaining Session in N.Y.

By Mark Maske | June 3, 2009; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union's Offices Damaged by Fire, Sprinkler

No Injuries

By Mark Maske | June 2, 2009; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (3)

Judge Won't Put Suspensions on Hold

In Diuretic Case

By Mark Maske | May 29, 2009; 01:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Federal Judge Dismisses Union Lawsuit

Diuretic Case to State Court

By Mark Maske | May 23, 2009; 01:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Expresses Support For Vick

No Stance on Reinstatement

By Mark Maske | May 21, 2009; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Carson, Laird Address Owners

About Retired Players

By Mark Maske | May 19, 2009; 07:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

Labor Talks Set For Early June

Smith Addresses Owners

By Mark Maske | May 19, 2009; 02:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Smith to Address Owners

Tuesday Morning

By Mark Maske | May 18, 2009; 05:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Smith's Contract With Union Completed

As Expected

By Mark Maske | May 12, 2009; 02:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unclear if Owners to Vote on Longer Season

Meeting Next Week

By Mark Maske | May 12, 2009; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Two Retired Player Groups to Combine

Single Advocate for Former Players?

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2009; 03:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Smith's Contract With Union Nearly Done

To Be Signed by Early Next Week

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2009; 02:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Mourns Kemp's Death

Bills, Goodell, Smith React

By Mark Maske | May 3, 2009; 02:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Smith Noncommittal on Longer Season

'Let's Sit Down'

By Mark Maske | April 24, 2009; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Labor Negotiations Set to Begin, Smith Says

'Right After the Draft'

By Mark Maske | April 24, 2009; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Giants Must Pay Bonus to Burress

Under Ruling Today

By Mark Maske | April 6, 2009; 08:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ruling Soon in Burress, LJ Contracts Case

Arguments Made Wednesday

By Mark Maske | April 3, 2009; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Players Willing to Bargain on Longer Season

'What's In It For Us?'

By Mark Maske | April 2, 2009; 12:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell Adamant About Rookie Wage Scale

'The Right Thing'

By Mark Maske | March 28, 2009; 07:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

Union on Moats Incident

Offers Condolences, Assistance

By Mark Maske | March 27, 2009; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

DirecTV Deal Payable Even in Lockout

$1 Billion Per Season

By Mark Maske | March 24, 2009; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell Calls New Union Chief Impressive

Owners Talking Labor

By Mark Maske | March 23, 2009; 09:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Getting to Know You

First Meeting For Smith, Goodell

By Mark Maske | March 21, 2009; 04:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Smith, Goodell Might Meet Friday in N.Y.

First Face-to-Face Meeting

By Mark Maske | March 18, 2009; 01:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Smith Seeking Dungy's Help

As Go-Between With League

By Mark Maske | March 16, 2009; 02:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Smith Says Players Want Labor Peace

But Vows to be Ready For a Fight

By Mark Maske | March 16, 2009; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (3)

Could Vincent Have a Role in the Union?

Some Players Pushing For That

By Mark Maske | March 16, 2009; 09:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

DeMaurice Smith Elected New Union Leader

On First Ballot

By Mark Maske | March 15, 2009; 11:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Vote Soon

Decision at Hand

By Mark Maske | March 15, 2009; 07:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Presentations Done

Vote Sunday

By Mark Maske | March 14, 2009; 09:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Has 'Low' Staph Rate, Report Says

Also 'Steadily Declining'

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2009; 06:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Burress Hearing Postponed

Reportedly Until April 1

By Mark Maske | March 10, 2009; 10:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eyes on Hawaii

Union Meetings Begin Later in Week

By Mark Maske | March 9, 2009; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (1)

Cornwell: Arbitrator Should Decide Appeals

Of Player Discipline

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2009; 01:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cornwell Back in Union Race

Qualifies as Write-In

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2009; 03:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Vote Scheduled For March 15

Vote By Roll Call

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2009; 02:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

DeMaurice Smith Interview

Union Finalist Q-and-A

By Mark Maske | March 3, 2009; 10:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Evidence Against Vincent?

Reportedly Gathered By Upshaw

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2009; 01:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Salary Cap Increases

To $127 Million

By Mark Maske | February 25, 2009; 09:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

June Trial Date in Diuretic Case

Suspensions Pending

By Mark Maske | February 25, 2009; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Union Investigating Vincent

Candidacy Affected?

By Mark Maske | February 24, 2009; 07:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Confirms Finalists

Vote Next Month in Maui

By Mark Maske | February 13, 2009; 06:34 PM ET | Comments (1)

D.C. Attorney Among Three Union Finalists

Smith Makes Cut With Vincent, Armstrong

By Mark Maske | February 12, 2009; 08:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union About to Pick Finalists

Candidates Interviewed in Dallas

By Mark Maske | February 12, 2009; 05:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Accused of Illegal Offseason Drills

3 Linemen Hurt Last May

By Mark Maske | February 5, 2009; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (2)

Goodell Disputes Study's Findings

Labor Issues Loom

By Mark Maske | January 30, 2009; 01:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Former Players Say More Must Be Done

Current Measures Called Inadequate

By Mark Maske | January 29, 2009; 08:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Releases Economic Study

It Concludes League is Healthy

By Mark Maske | January 29, 2009; 07:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Down to Five Candidates

Including D.C. Attorney

By Mark Maske | January 21, 2009; 08:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

Union Interviews Are Monday and Tuesday

Executive Director Field to be Narrowed

By Mark Maske | January 14, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Lawmakers Scrutinize Union Search

Want Labor Dept. Involved

By Mark Maske | January 12, 2009; 09:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Trims Candidate List

Eight or Nine Said to Remain

By Mark Maske | December 24, 2008; 03:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Players Used Product For Weigh-In Clauses

Pat, Kevin Williams Had $400K Bonuses

By Mark Maske | December 24, 2008; 02:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Appealing Order Blocking Suspensions

More Maneuvers in Diuretic Case

By Mark Maske | December 22, 2008; 08:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Judge Extends Injunction in Diuretic Case

Players Likely to Remain Eligible All Season

By Mark Maske | December 11, 2008; 08:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giants Withhold Bonus Payment to Burress

Union Plans Another Grievance

By Mark Maske | December 10, 2008; 08:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Ruling Before Friday in Diuretic Case

McAllister, Smith Eligible Thursday Night

By Mark Maske | December 10, 2008; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Files Burress Grievance

Hearing After Season

By Mark Maske | December 9, 2008; 06:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Program For Retired Players

Assists With Medicare Premiums

By Mark Maske | December 8, 2008; 04:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Federal Judge Blocks Diuretic Suspensions

Union Prevails, At Least For Now

By Mark Maske | December 5, 2008; 03:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hearing Under Way on Diuretic Suspensions

Union Argues For Neutral Arbitrator

By Mark Maske | December 5, 2008; 03:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hearing Friday in Union Lawsuit

Suspensions Challenged

By Mark Maske | December 4, 2008; 07:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Files Lawsuit in Diuretic Cases

Challenging Suspensions

By Mark Maske | December 4, 2008; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union to File Grievance in Burress Case

Claiming WR's Rights Violated

By Mark Maske | December 4, 2008; 09:56 AM ET | Comments (4)

Vincent, Armstrong on Union List

Approximately 14 Candidates

By Mark Maske | November 24, 2008; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Union Narrows Candidate Pool

Now Slightly More Than a Dozen

By Mark Maske | November 20, 2008; 10:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Berthelsen Also Wary of Lockout

Repeats Upshaw's Prediction

By Mark Maske | November 17, 2008; 09:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Criticizes Damages Awarded By Jury

Predicts Win on Appeal

By Mark Maske | November 12, 2008; 09:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jury Awards Another $21 Million

Punitive Damages Bring Total to $28.1 Million

By Mark Maske | November 10, 2008; 10:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

S.F. Jury Awards Former Players $7.1 Million

Players Had Sued Over Royalties

By Mark Maske | November 10, 2008; 07:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Full Plate For Labor Talks

Another New Issue

By Mark Maske | November 7, 2008; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

League, Union at Odds Over Discipline

Players Say Measures Excessive

By Mark Maske | November 6, 2008; 09:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Holmes Grievance Possible

Union Calls WR's Deactivation Improper

By Mark Maske | October 30, 2008; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Union to Seek New Appeal System

For NFL-Imposed Discipline

By Mark Maske | October 27, 2008; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Winslow Suspension Overturned

TE Still Won't Play Today

By Mark Maske | October 26, 2008; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winslow Accused of Verbal Abuse

Allegedly Toward Member of PR Staff

By Mark Maske | October 25, 2008; 03:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

P. Manning Had Staph Infection

Renewed Concerns League-Wide

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2008; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winslow Appeal to be Heard Tuesday

TE Out Sunday

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2008; 04:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Savage Defends Winslow Suspension

Team 'Bigger Than One Person'

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2008; 01:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Asks For Expedited Winslow Hearing

Progressive Discipline at Issue

By Mark Maske | October 22, 2008; 10:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Winslow Appeals Suspension

Through Union

By Mark Maske | October 22, 2008; 03:53 PM ET | Comments (1)

Upshaw to be Honored by Youth Group

Next Week in D.C.

By Mark Maske | October 21, 2008; 10:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owners Might Reconsider Debt Reduction

Last Attempt Led to Union Complaint

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2008; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. Smith Out of Running For Union Job

Says Corp. Exec. Should Be Considered

By Mark Maske | October 7, 2008; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Union Hires Search Firm

Chicago-Based Firm Chosen

By Mark Maske | October 1, 2008; 02:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Burress Settlement Virtually Done

WR to Lose Less Pay

By Mark Maske | September 29, 2008; 06:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Burress Settlement Close

Negotiations Ongoing

By Mark Maske | September 26, 2008; 07:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Burress Settlement Possible

Hearing to be Scheduled if No Compromise

By Mark Maske | September 26, 2008; 01:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

No Burress Hearing Scheduled Yet

Settlement Possible

By Mark Maske | September 25, 2008; 10:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Search Proceeding

Reps Asked to OK Search Firm

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2008; 09:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Players, CBS at Odds Over Fantasy Stats

Dueling Lawsuits

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2008; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. Anderson Won't Be Candidate For Top Union Job

League VP Not Interested

By Mark Maske | September 9, 2008; 09:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Berthelsen Won't Be Permanent Union Leader

The union's interim executive director said players should find a younger candidate, but intends to remain with the union through the completion of the next labor deal.

By Mark Maske | September 6, 2008; 01:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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