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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
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
Union's collusion case against NFL owners kept alive by appeals court

...appeals court decision "entirely procedural in nature" and said it's "far from validating" the claims of the NFL Players Association.PANTHERS: Selected wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the first round of the NFL Draft hoping he could developing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-20/unions-collusion-case-against
Seattle's Richard Sherman becomes NFL's highest-paid cornerback

...million contract extension, a deal that easily makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. NFLPA: The NFL Players Association confirms that the union has filed a grievance on behalf of Jimmy Graham concerning the Saints tight end's franchise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-07/seattles-richard-sherman-beco
Colts linebacker Robert Mathis apologizes to team

...for other PED treatments, and Mathis acknowledged that the mistake he made was not checking with the NFL or the NFL Players Association to determine if the medicine could cause a positive drug test. Mathis went from eight sacks in 2012 to a league-high...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-21/colts-linebacker-robert-mathi
Arizona Cardinals' Daryl Washington is suspended for a year

...REDSKINS: An NFL official said Friday that Washington's name is not a racial slur, a day after the head of the NFL Players Association said some think it is.Adolpho Birch, the NFL's senior vice president of labor policy and government affairs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-30/arizona-cardinals-daryl-washi
Colin Kaepernick receives lucrative six-year extension from 49ers

...many bodies he gets out on the field."Chao stepped down as San Diego's team physician last June, after the NFL Players Association called for him to be replaced and filed a complaint. An independent panel cleared Chao.In April, as part of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-04/colin-kaepernick-receives-luc
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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NFL players vote to take deal, end lockout

...Commissioner Roger Goodell said, "and that's the great news for everybody."At a joint appearance outside the NFL Players Association headquarters, Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith spoke shortly after the NFLPA executive board and 32 team...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-07-25/nfl-players-vote-take-deal-en