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Browns' Josh Gordon reinstated, suspension reduced from a year to 10 games

...repeated drug violations.Gordon will be eligible to play in Cleveland's final six games after the league and NFL Players Association agreed on revisions to the substance abuse program two days after announcing changes on performance enhancing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-19/browns-josh-gordon-reinstated
NFL commissioner wants to implement new personal conduct policies

...Baltimore's Ray Rice."The same mistakes can never be repeated," he said.Goodell said he would meet with NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith next week, and they would work with outside experts to evaluate the league's policies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-19/nfl-commissioner-roger-goodel
After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench Adrian Peterson indefinitely

...Commissioner Roger Goodell has the sole authority to grant the exemption <0x2014> or lift it.The NFL Players Association characterized Peterson's status as "voluntary leave," in issuing a statement of support. His agent, Ben...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-17/after-making-mistake-vikings-
Panthers' Greg Hardy removed from active roster

...taken a the leave of absence with pay, he likely would have faced an unpaid suspension from the league.The NFL Players Association released a statement Wednesday saying, "Today, Greg Hardy made a decision to take a voluntary leave of absence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-17/panthers-greg-hardy-removed-a
Union plans to appeal Ray Rice's suspension

...YORK - The players' union today plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday "we are expecting to appeal before the deadline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-15/union-plans-appeal-ray-rices-
NFL coaches making presence felt in the locker rooms

...one-on-one manner and in team meetings."The events in Miami were the focal point of a meeting between the NFL Players Association and league officials during the off-season.The NFL wants more supervision in the locker room to ensure players...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-21/nfl-coaches-making-presence-f
Arbitrator rules that Saints' Jimmy Graham is a tight end

NEW ORLEANS - The Saints' Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wed nesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-02/arbitrator-rules-saints-jimmy
Ninety football hall members expected to attend induction ceremony

...was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, with the plaintiffs claiming the NFL Players Association "withheld information from the players about the risks of head injuries."The former players are seeking medical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-18/ninety-football-hall-memb
NFL Players Association executive director receives big bonus

A person with knowledge of the payout says the NFL Players Association has given executive director DeMaurice Smith a $1 million bonus.The bonus was paid solely at the discretion of the union, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-12-21/nfl-players-association-execu
NFLPA says CBA protects Vick's money

NFL Players Association lawyers argued Thursday that the league's collective bargaining...other former pro football players kept up their attack on the NFL Players Association. Led by the Hall of Famer, they again criticized the union for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/05/pro_146299.shtml
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