Audio: NFL Exec Told Adrian Peterson He Would Get Two-Game Suspension

ABC News has obtained a recording of a phone call between NFL executive Troy Vincent and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, which Peterson's lawyer's claim shows the league promised Peterson a two-game suspension instead of the full-season ban that was handed down and upheld under appeal on Friday. » 12/15/14 8:49am 12/15/14 8:49am

Adrian Peterson: Planned Hearing Was "Inconsistent With The CBA"

Yesterday, Adam Schefter reported that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson bailed on a disciplinary hearing scheduled for last Friday. The NFL claimed they set the meeting because Peterson and the NFLPA kept asking for the matter resolved as quickly as possible. This morning, on the NFLPA's site, Peterson released a… » 11/16/14 10:43am 11/16/14 10:43am

Ray Rice Appeal Won't Be Heard By Roger Goodell

Late last night, the NFLPA officially filed a grievance on behalf of Ray Rice, appealing the indefinite suspension he received hours after tape of him punching out his fiancée was made public—and months after the NFL had decided a two-game suspension was appropriate. It sounds like that disciplinary dissonance is… » 9/17/14 11:03am 9/17/14 11:03am

The NFL Finally Explains Why It Suspended Ray Rice Indefinitely

First, the NFL suspended Ray Rice for two games. Then video came out, which the league pretended it hadn't seen, and the NFL suspended Ray Rice indefinitely. Last we heard, the NFLPA and Rice were still waiting on an official explanation from the league, which was pretty strange. The NFL has to at least tell a guy why… » 9/12/14 12:39pm 9/12/14 12:39pm

Court Filing: Drew Rosenhaus Bribed DeSean Jackson

Earlier this year, an NFLPA-appointed arbitrator ruled that DeSean Jackson owes former agent Drew Rosenhaus more than half a million in unpaid loans. Jackson is fighting this in court, and in filings made last week, alleged that Rosenhaus illegally paid him to be his client, a payout that included $50,000 in a Louis… » 6/09/14 10:49am 6/09/14 10:49am

Why The NFL's New Concussion Protocols Aren't Working

In January, the NFL announced that, starting with the 2013 season, all games would be played with an independent neurologist on the sidelines to assist with the evaluation and treatment of head injuries. It looked like the league had done a good thing. It was establishing a new, unbiased procedure to promote player… » 10/03/13 11:40am 10/03/13 11:40am

NFLPA: Players Will Have To Think Twice About Trusting ESPN

The players' union finds itself in an awkward situation in the wake of a report that the NFL pressured ESPN to back out of an upcoming documentary on player safety. Because, after all, the NFLPA is ESPN's broadcast partner too—the players get 55 percent of TV money. Now a union spokesperson says the players will have… » 8/23/13 12:11pm 8/23/13 12:11pm

NFL Pros Go Back to College to Fight for Their Video Game Rights

Two letters and a number. That's all you need to be a household name in college football—or its video game, at least. But this year, when NCAA Football 14 hits shelves on Tuesday, South Carolina's fearsome DE#7 and Texas A&M's do-it-all QB#2 will be joined, for the first time, by active players appearing under their… » 7/07/13 5:42pm 7/07/13 5:42pm

The Chargers' Doctor Is A Drunk Quack. Why Haven't They Fired Him?

The California Medical Board believes that David Chao should lose his medical license. Nearly two dozen former patients who have sued him since 1998—alleging in all the medical superfecta of malpractice, personal injury, negligence, and fraud—would agree. Dissenting: the NFL and the San Diego Chargers, for whom Chao… » 4/24/13 3:38pm 4/24/13 3:38pm

The NFLPA Is Finally Telling The Chargers To Replace Malpracticin'…

The Medical Board of California is trying to revoke David Chao's license after he lost a malpractice suit this past summer, and, after years of evidence that Chao is regularly operates well outside the bounds of best medical practices, the loss of his license might finally be enough to get him removed as the Chargers'… » 2/02/13 2:10pm 2/02/13 2:10pm

President Obama Talks Football And The NCAA

The New Republic has an interview with President Obama where the newly re-minted commander-in-chief discusses, among other things, violence in football. The President makes some reasonable observations about the sport and the changes he foresees—less exciting for us, safer for the players—which I think we can all get… » 1/27/13 12:30pm 1/27/13 12:30pm

On Further Review, Roger Goodell Fucked Up This NFL Season From End To…

Cowboys-Redskins was the biggest matchup of the year, a win-or-go-home game for two division rivals. It turned out to be the most-watched regular-season sporting event in 15 years. But one familiar face was missing from the FedEx Field suites: commissioner Roger Goodell, who found something else to do Sunday night.… » 1/02/13 4:30pm 1/02/13 4:30pm