<

Tom Brady's Lawsuit Will Be Heard In New York, Like The NFL Wanted

Yesterday, the NFLPA filed its suit on behalf of Tom Brady, claiming the NFL contravened and exceeded its own CBA-granted disciplinary powers in suspending him four games for Ballghazi. The suit was, as expected, filed in Minnesota, where the union has won a series of favorable judgments. It was so expected that the… » 7/30/15 11:05am Thursday 11:05am

Here Are 20 Sentences From Roger Goodell's Tom Brady Decision

The NFL has issued a stirring 20-page decision on the issue of New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. In it, Roger Goodell makes the case for upholding his own decision by citing evidence gathered by the NFL’s investigatory arm and a nominally independent law firm. It reads about the way you’d… » 7/28/15 6:15pm 7/28/15 6:15pm

Report: Tom Brady Will Sue If The NFL Doesn't Throw Out His Suspension

There are rumblings that a decision on Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game Ballghazi suspension will be coming down very soon. But the union is already making a ton of noise: according to reports from ESPN and NFL.com, citing NFLPA sources, Brady and the union are already prepping a challenge in federal court if… » 7/15/15 10:10am 7/15/15 10:10am

Troy Vincent: NFLPA Should Stop Spending So Much Money To Sue The NFL

ESPN’s Ashley Fox has an interview with high-ranking NFL executive Troy Vincent today, and there’s a whole lot of puff. (Sample question, summarized: “The person you hired to look tough on domestic violence says the NFL has made incredible strides on domestic violence. Wouldn’t you agree?”) But eventually you get to… » 6/30/15 10:45am 6/30/15 10:45am

Tom Brady's Appeal Goes Hard After Roger Goodell

Tom Brady has appealed his four-game suspension for being “generally aware” of two Patriots staffers’ schemes to illegally deflate footballs, and we learned this morning that the appeal will be heard by none other than Roger Goodell himself. That hearing is going to get really awkward when Goodell is called to testify… » 5/15/15 12:40pm 5/15/15 12:40pm

NFLPA Re-Elects DeMaurice Smith As Executive Director, For Some Reason

The NFL Players Association re-elected incumbent Executive Director DeMaurice Smith early Monday morning. This year's election had swollen to nine candidates, many of whom were ridiculous and under-qualified, but there had been a growing sense that the players were increasingly unhappy with Smith and could make a… » 3/16/15 1:49am 3/16/15 1:49am

The NFLPA's Election For A New Leader Is A Ridiculous Clown Show

This Sunday, the National Football League Players Association will hold an election for Executive Director, a position held by DeMaurice Smith since being unanimously elected by active player reps in 2009. Including Smith, there are nine candidates for the position, which is about eight more than usual. Most of these… » 3/14/15 6:35pm 3/14/15 6:35pm

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