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Business of Football
Union Can’t Get A Word In
A One-Way Negotiation
When the league discusses a new personal conduct policy at the winter’s owners meetings, the NFLPA is one voice that won’t be heard
By Andrew Brandt
The Friday Interview
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith and president Eric Winston speak out strongly against what they see as commissioner Roger Goodell’s unilateral and arbitrary enforcement of new discipline. If “Everything is on the table,” the union asks, why won’t the NFL come to the table?
By Jenny Vrentas
Business of Football
The Reduced Offseason
The Reduced Offseason
With strict limits on player activity between February and July, coaches have complained about the negative impact on the sport’s quality. It only makes sense, since the restrictions were put in place without input from those griping
By Andrew Brandt
Behind the Face Mask
‘I’m Under No Illusion That We’re Going to Make Magical Changes’
‘I’m Under No Illusion That We’re Going to Make Magical Changes’
But new NFLPA president Eric Winston is ready to play hardball with the NFL. Just ask him about Roger Goodell and HGH testing
By Robert Klemko
Draft Board
The NFL Has A Major Underclassmen Problem
The NFL Has A Major Underclassmen Problem
And it's only getting bigger. Due to the collective bargaining agreement in 2011, college players are eager to enter the NFL as soon as possible. The influx is negatively impacting the prospects and current players, with no end in sight
By Greg A. Bedard
Business of Football
Here Come The Suits
Here Come The Suits
As the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga enters its second week, all parties involved are preparing for what comes next. From the players to the team to the league, here's a look at how this ugly situation in Miami might be resolved
By Andrew Brandt
The Conscience
18 Games? Bag It, Commissioner
18 Games? Bag It, Commissioner
For his reputation, and the good of the NFL, Roger Goodell needs to forget about expanding the schedule
By Don Banks