National Football League Players Association http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28307/all en NFL-Congressmen criticise players union over lack of HGH test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/nfl-congressmen-criticise-players-union-over-lack-hgh-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 28 (Reuters) - The reluctance of the National Football League Players Association to implement in-season testing for human growth hormone (HGH) has been criticised by key members of a congressional oversight committee.</p> <p>House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and ranking member Elijah Cummings called for action by the players union and hinted they may call individual players before the committee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/nfl-congressmen-criticise-players-union-over-lack-hgh-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DeMaurice Smith Growth hormone National Football League National Football League Players Association Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740767 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Player safety remains top priority for union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/nfl-player-safety-remains-top-priority-union <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Ginsburg</p> <p>NEW ORLEANS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The National Football League (NFL) players union has a number of ongoing disputes with the league but player safety is the top priority, Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said on Thursday.</p> <p>Smith, head of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), cited the union's recent $100 million grant to Harvard University for a study on a range of health problems, from brain damage to heart conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/nfl-player-safety-remains-top-priority-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DeMaurice Smith National Football League National Football League Players Association Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742428 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: League settles concussion lawsuit for $765 mn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130831/nfl-league-settles-concussion-lawsuit-765-mn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The National Football League has reached a settlement worth $765 million in a lawsuit filed by more than 4,500 former players over concussion injuries.</p> <p>Under the landmark agreement -- announced Thursday, one week before the start of the 2013 NFL season -- the league and NFL Properties will contribute $765 million to provide medical benefits and injury compensation for the retired players or their families.</p> <p>The league will also fund medical and safety research and cover litigation expenses as part of the deal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130831/nfl-league-settles-concussion-lawsuit-765-mn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Lawsuit National Football League National Football League Players Association AFP Sat, 31 Aug 2013 05:53:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5921957 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Players union teams with app maker to halt drunk driving http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130904/nfl-players-union-teams-app-maker-halt-drunk-driving <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The NFL players union is taking action to reduce the number of drunk driving incidents involving its members by teaming up with smart phone transportation app maker Uber.</p> <p>The partnership announced Wednesday will see NFL players in 17 of the 31 cities that have teams able to use the Uber app to summon rides for themselves or family members.</p> <p>Drunk driving incidents involving players have made many headlines, including a crash last December in which Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was behind the wheel and teammate and friend Jerry Brown died.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div 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Friday.</p> <p>The appeals court reversed a decision by a district court that had denied the union's claims.</p> <p>"We are pleased that the Eighth Circuit ruled that players have the opportunity to proceed with their claims," the National Football League Players Association said in a statement. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140620/nfl-appeals-court-keeps-players-suit-against-league-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lawsuit National Football League National Football League Players Association Sports AFP Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:51:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6183006 at http://www.globalpost.com Players union votes for HGH testing, new drug rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140912/players-union-signs-hgh-testing-new-drug-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has approved a new league drug policy following a vote on Friday that will allow testing for human growth hormone (HGH) for the first time, starting this season.</p> <p>The new policy also raised the threshold for positive results for marijuana and also re-classified the punishment for use of amphetamine during the off-season, the NFLPA said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140912/players-union-signs-hgh-testing-new-drug-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicine National Football League Players Association Pharmacology Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:32:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6256587 at http://www.globalpost.com