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DeMaurice Smith re-elected NFLPA executive director

...player representatives.It took just one ballot for Smith to gain his third three-year term in charge of the NFL Players Association. He beat eight other candidates by immediately getting a majority of the votes at the union's annual meeting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-03-16/demaurice-smith-re-elected-nf
Falcons sign fullback Patrick DiMarco, defensive end Cliff Matthews to contract extensions

...defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka in a move that clears about $4.8 million of space under the NFL salary cap.The NFL Players Association estimates the new salary cap will rise to $143 million. Cutting Kiwanuka's contract, which had a year to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-24/falcons-sign-fullback-patrick
Judge's ruling paves way for Adrian Peterson's reinstatement

...collective bargaining agreement.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league will "review the decision."NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said in a statement the decision was a "victory for the rule of law, due...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-26/judges-ruling-paves-way-adria
Four fined by NFL for roles in Super Bowl melee

...to believe he wouldn't be playing," Manning's former coach said. COURTS: The latest dispute between the NFL Players Association and the NFL over the league's personal conduct policy was aired Friday in federal court in Minneapolis, as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-06/four-fined-nfl-roles-super-bo
NFL asks court to reject Peterson suit

The NFL has pushed back against the NFL Players Association's lawsuit on behalf of suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, with a Friday filing in U.S. District Court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-16/nfl-asks-court-reject-peterso
NHL's motion to dismiss concussion suit is heard

...about whether or not the CBA should take precedence in this case. At one point, when Baumgarten referred to the NFL Players Association's past decertification in order to bring forward a class-action lawsuit, Nelson said, "I know a little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-01-08/nhls-motion-dismiss-concus
Vincent: No regrets about conversations with Peterson

...operations finds his interactions with the Minnesota Vikings star at the center of a legal dispute between the NFL Players Association, the league and Peterson after their backchannel, informal conversations became public.Peterson and the union...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-15/vincent-no-regrets-about-conv
Rice hopes and wishes for second chance from a team

...in Kansas City and Arizona. He played in the preseason with Seattle and was released. Winston is head of the NFL Players Association.Smith is out for the season with a torn left triceps. BROWNS: Wide receiver Miles Austin will spend a third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-02/rice-hopes-and-wishes-second-
Adrian Peterson doesn't testify at appeal hearing that lasted more than three hours

...conduct policy. Peterson will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15.Despite pressure from the NFL Players Association to appoint an independent arbitrator to review Peterson's appeal, Goodell felt no need to deviate from standard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-02/adrian-peterson-doesnt-testif
Brian Hoyer keeps his starting job with the Browns

...according to one person. Another person said hearing officer Harold Henderson asked Vincent to testify after the NFL Players Association submitted an audio tape and a transcript of a conversation between Vincent and Peterson as evidence.Both people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-03/brian-hoyer-keeps-his-startin