- Reuters via Yahoo! SportsMay 22 03:31 PM
The NFL has rejected the NFL Players Association's request that commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself as the arbitrator in Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension stemming from Deflategate. The NFLPA made the request on Tuesday, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that it was rejected by the league. After the NFL owners' spring meetings in San Francisco on Wednesday, Goodell ...
- Shutdown Corner via Yahoo! SportsMay 22 12:56 PM
The NFLPA said in its request that Goodell “must designate a neutral party to serve as an arbitrator in this matter."
- ForbesMay 22 03:25 PM
NFL players are the best in the world at what they do. And they grow accustomed to a certain brand of fairness in their job. If you can’t run as fast, you don’t catch the running back that’s faster. If you can’t throw straight, you’ll miss your receiver. If a team is not as good, they typically lose to better teams. The field is a battleground. Yet there is a sense of meritocracy and fairness on...
- The Associated Press via Yahoo! SportsMay 20 11:38 PM
NFL owners concluded an especially hectic spring meetings by setting up what figures to be a very busy summer and fall. Los Angeles was the main topic, along with deflated footballs, future Super Bowls, altered extra points and international games. ''We're significantly farther than we have been on any relocation in the recent past,'' Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday.
- MSN MoneyMay 21 05:04 AM
The NFL’s exemption dates back to the 1940s. Congress officially enshrined the exemption in the Internal Revenue Code in the 1960s, when it added “professional football leagues” to the list of tax-exempt business leagues . The history of the special exemption for the NFL is tied to a time when the Congress wanted to promote the league by providing it with both tax benefits and antitrust ...
- Philly.comMay 22 12:45 AM
Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers, and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.
- International Business TimesMay 22 02:54 PM
Achieving the NFL dream is often a long and arduous journey for young football players, and with the thrill of strapping on a professional football helmet for the first time also comes a lucrative salary that many doctors, lawyers and academics may never see in their lifetimes.
- ESPNMay 22 01:36 PM
NFL rejects union; Goodell stays for Brady appeal
- Philly.comMay 21 12:40 AM
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.
- MSNMay 22 09:08 AM
© Carson2gether via AP Carson2gether via AP SAN FRANCISCO — For years, the idea of the NFL returning to Los Angeles was not much more than that — an idea.
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