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Bounties are Bad for Business for NFL and Its Players
March 5th, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Since the "bounty-gate" scandal involving the New Orleans Saints broke last Friday, there's been no shortage of outrage on both sides of the issue. On the one hand, you have some hand-wringing pundits who are shocked! that NFL players might be engaging in any sort of incentive-based system that involves making...

Cedric Benson Suspension Reduced to One Game Plus Fine
October 18th, 2011 at 12:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** The good news just keeps rolling in on a bye week Tuesday for the Cincinnati Bengals. NFL.com's Jason La Canfora is is reporting that running back Cedric Benson's original three game suspension has been reduced to one game and that Benson will be fined as well.  This comes after Benson filed a...

Cedric Benson, Adam Jones Among Eight Players Sold Out by NFLPA
September 25th, 2011 at 6:00 AM
When Bengals 101 and other outlets reported earlier this week that the NFL had handed down a three game suspension for Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson, Benson's response was that he had not been notified. Now, thanks to a report today from Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole, we know why...

NFL Players Whining About Roger Goodell: Get a Job!
July 26th, 2011 at 2:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** Perhaps emboldened by the lockout, there has been a small, but loud chorus of players who have publicly questioned the authority of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The loudest of these outbursts have come from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker and frequent recipient of Goodell's discipline, James Harrison, who called Goodell a "devil"...

NFLPA to Meet Monday; Pads Popping by Saturday
July 24th, 2011 at 4:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the sounds of popping pads and grunts and groans of the scrimmage battles. Multiple sources are reporting that NFLPA executives and player reps will meet tomorrow to ratify the agreement ratified by the owners on Friday. As reported here, the NFL...

NFL Owners Back NFLPA into a Corner
July 22nd, 2011 at 9:20 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  Last night's surprising developments revealed one very obvious reality: NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith is no Gene Upshaw. In what is surely a calculated gambit, the NFL owners approved a new collective bargaining agreement and announced their decision contingent upon the players ratifying the agreement. If this were tennis, Roger Goodell just acted...

NFL Network: Players Preparing for Conference Call
July 21st, 2011 at 1:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network is reporting that preparations are underway for a conference call between the NFLPA and players scheduled for this evening. This would appear to be a precursor to a vote on an agreement which would end the NFL lockout. NFL owners are meeting today in Atlanta...

Time Running Short for Labor Resolution
July 5th, 2011 at 9:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported this morning that the NFL and the NFLPA have one week from today before the ongoing lockout starts to affect the preseason schedule. The St.Louis Rams and Chicago Bears are slated to kickoff the 2011 pre-season on August 7 in Canton, Ohio. As such, both teams are...

If I were King of Sports: NFL
June 8th, 2011 at 2:57 PM
Here’s where being “king” of sports would come in handy. In the NFL’s case, what’s needed to improve the product is for the powers that be to stay the heck out of the way! So as imperial magistrate of all of sportsdom, I hereby issue the following decree to NFL...

Is The Solidarity of The NFLPA Fading?
April 20th, 2011 at 3:08 PM
According to a report today from the New York Post a group of some 70 mid-level NFL players is considering hiring separate representation for the current stalemate between NFL players and owners. The report states that some players are not pleased with the current representation from the NFLPA, especially the...