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Editor’s Note: Some of the Hall of Famers who originally were said to have signed the letter by chairman Eric Dickerson, including Jerry Rice and Kurt Warner, said later [on Sept. 18] that while they support the idea of improved benefits for all players, they never said they would boycott Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. […]

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colin kaepernick, football, national anthem, national anthem protests, nfl, nflpa, roger goodell -

Back in May, NFL owners terrified of Donald Trump approved a new jingoistic national anthem policy decreeing that “all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem,” before games. The new rule essentially banned any kind of visible protest—such as Colin Kaepernick and many other…

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Colin Kaepernick, Jerry Jones, National Anthem, NFL, NFLPA -

PHILADELPHIA — With a new NFL season kicking off, it appears the standstill on the league’s national anthem policy will remain in effect for Week 1 if not the entire season. Implementation of the new policy, approved by owners during a league meeting in May, has been on hold since word emerged in July that […]

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Athlete Activism, DeMaurice Smith, National Anthem, NFL, NFLPA -

Despite the NFL’s push to reach a resolution on its national anthem policy before the regular season kicks off, the NFL Players Association would support maintaining the current standstill throughout the season, the union’s leader told The Undefeated on Monday. Optimistic about the union’s ongoing dialogue with the commissioner’s office, DeMaurice Smith, the NFLPA’s executive […]

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Battered again over its nonsensical national anthem policy, the NFL has wisely put its new plan on hold and finally engaged with the NFL Players Association. After initially denying the union a seat at the table as it sought to collectively address the most divisive issue facing the league, owners now need the NFLPA’s help […]

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Colin Kaepernick, News, NFL, NFLPA, Sports -

The concept of taking a knee may have gotten a reprieve. The NFL is putting the brakes on its new policy to forbid players from kneeling during the national anthem, ESPN is reporting. The practice was popularized by former San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee at games to protest how police […]

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Benjamin Watson, Commentary, NFL, NFLPA -

As President Donald Trump continues to attack NFL players, the league’s failure to speak out in support of its workforce is telling. NFL owners and executives, most likely feeling boxed in because they capitulated to Trump by writing a new national anthem policy and are worried about further inflaming an already volatile situation, declined to […]

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Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, NFLPA, Players Coalition -

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Feb. 2, 2018. Josh Norman was done. On the evening of Nov. 7, in a Players Coalition group chat of nine players including Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, the volatile Redskins cornerback sent […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Ezekiel Elliott, Jerry Jones, NFL, NFLPA, Robert Kraft, Roger Goodell, Tom Brady -

I can still remember the day NFL commissioner Roger Goodell unveiled a new and stronger personal conduct policy that expanded his already broad powers to punish players for behavior detrimental to the league. It was such a lovely scene. Goodell basked in the glow of his reputation as the law-and-order commissioner. All the club owners […]

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Commentary, Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, NFL, NFLPA, Protest, Roger Goodell -

With Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones attempting to whack NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, league business could be adversely affected by a potential civil war. That only increases the urgency for owners to finally strike a deal with players who have protested during the national anthem against racial inequality. In their latest meticulously reported story about […]

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DeMaurice Smith, Ezekiel Elliott, NFL, NFLPA, Protest, Roger Goodell -

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, and I have known each other since 2008. During my time as a player, he and I worked together for several years. And we had countless conversations — most were pleasant, some were contentious — but never a conversation like Thursday’s interview. We discussed Ezekiel Elliott […]

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CBA, Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, NBPA, NFL, NFLPA, Protest -

Colin Kaepernick’s act of protest in the backdrop of a presidential election, and now administration, where race is front and center has created a firestorm with regard to racial attitudes and relations in America. The protest, using sports as the platform, has opened a conversation that is long overdue in America, and each day more […]

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Adam Silver, Allen Iverson, Atlanta Hawks, Baseball, Basketball, Black Quarterbacks, Black Twitter, Cam Newton, Chris Rock, Colin Kaepernick, Football, Hip-Hop, Instagram, Ken Griffey Jr., LeBron James, MLB, NBA, NFL, NFLPA, Race, Rap, Social Media, Television -

The National Football League, the American sport that comes closest to resembling a religion, has its end times in sight: the year 2021. “The likelihood,” NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said in August, “of either a strike, or a lockout is in ’21 a virtual certainty.” Doomsdays. Humanity has always been obsessed with […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, NFL, NFLPA -

A little over a year ago when asked by Steve Wyche about his decision to sit during the national anthem during a San Francisco 49ers preseason game, Colin Kaepernick responded, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” These […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Locker Room Talk, NFLPA -

In a rare gesture of reconciliation and potential compromise, National Football League owners have invited the NFL Players Association’s executive director and certain players to meet Tuesday in New York at the annual owners meeting. Such an invitation is rarely extended, but desperate times call for desperate measures. NFL owners are desperate to find a […]

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Baltimore Ravens, Daily Uplift, Eugene Monroe, Get Lifted, Health, Marijuana, NFL, NFLPA -

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe still lives with the aches and pains of the game. There are the minor twinges that come and go. Discomfort from joint inflammation and soreness are to be expected. After all, Monroe dedicated the better part of 18 years of his life continually putting his body on the […]

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All 22, Commentary, MLBPA, NBPA, NFL, NFLPA -

The paradox: Athletes such as Stephen Curry, Zack Greinke and Derek Carr are setting records with average annual salaries of $40 million, $34 million and $25 million … because of sports unions. But those players, and their peers, remain underpaid … because of sports unions. I understand that arguing for athletes to get paid more […]

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2017 NFL Draft, ACE Media, Commentary, Myles Garrett, NFL, NFLPA, Texas A&M Aggies -

Rumors swirl that the Cleveland Browns will select a quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft. It seems like an obvious decoy, considering that everyone knows Myles Garrett is the unquestioned best draft-eligible player available. The 6-foot-4, 272-pounder put up some eye-popping numbers at the combine: 40-yard time: 4.64 seconds 10-yard time: 1.63 […]

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Lewis Neal, NFL, NFLPA, Russell Davis, The Next Chapter -

Lewis Neal and Russell Davis are generations apart, as are their stories. They don’t know each other but they share a passion other than football. They want their fellow athletes to understand finance so they can protect themselves and their families. One is a defensive end looking forward to being drafted into the NFL next […]

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Fanatics, Get Lifted, NFL, NFLPA, The Next Chapter -

NFL players often experience a moment in their lives when they are faced with contemplating life after football. They realize they may not be entirely prepared for what happens when their football career ends. NFL journeyman cornerback Justin Rogers recognizes that sentiment. He has played for five different teams since he was drafted by the […]

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Arts, NFL, NFLPA, Super Bowl -

Players and fans of the National Football League are making their way to Houston for Sunday’s big Super Bowl LI showdown between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. But on Saturday, another league-related event will shine a light on a different side of the NFL and its players. Members of the National Football […]

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Commentary, NBPA, NFLPA, Protest -

When President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina congressman who was slain along with eight others in his church by a white man in Charleston, South Carolina, he challenged Americans on their racial attitudes. He pleaded that, after the funerals, the cameras and national coverage were gone, we refrain […]

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Benjamin Watson, Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, Len Elmore, NFLPA, Social Activism -

They walked into the ornate AFL-CIO building on 16th Street in downtown Washington, D.C., Tuesday evening with almost a swagger – 100 or more amateur social-justice ministers, proclaiming change is a comin’. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” said Joe Briggs, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) counsel, reciting June Jordan’s 1978 […]

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NFL, NFLPA, Pittsburgh Steelers, Will Allen -

You have to understand. It’s really strange that Will Allen began preparing for life after football 12 years ago. In the summer of 2004, Allen was beginning his first season in the NFL, and for most rookies, “the future” means after practice. But not for Allen. Throughout his college career at Ohio State, Allen heard […]

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janay rice, NFL, NFLPA, Ray Rice, Ray rice appeal, Roger Goodell, Sports -

Janay Rice, accompanied by her mother, Candy Palmer, said her husband, former Baltimore Raven Ray […]

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Baltimore Ravens, janay palmer, jeff miller, NFL, NFLPA, Ray Rice, ray rice video, Sports -

The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to […]

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adrian peterson, Child Abuse, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, NFLPA, Sports, Third Feature -

Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings star running back mired in a child-abuse scandal, was placed […]

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Bounty Rule, Football, Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans Saints, News, NFL, NFLPA, Roger Goodell, Sports -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty investigation...

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