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NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)"

NFLPA Executive Director Demaurice Smith Statement To Players On Referee Lockout

The decision by the NFL owners to lockout the referees jeopardizes your health and safety.

97.1 The Ticket–09/26/2012

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 05: Commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell and Director of the National Football League Players' Association, DeMaurice Smith sign the new Collective Bargaining Agreement on the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 5, 2011 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Bud Lite)

Goodell, Smith Sign 10-Year Collective Bargaining Agreement

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith have signed the new collective bargaining agreement on a makeshift table on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

97.1 The Ticket–08/05/2011

ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 3: Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) DeMaurice Smith leaves the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Federal Courthouse after the NFL lockout hearing on June 3, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. NFL players and the league met in court today for a federal appeals hearing on the legality of the three-month-old lockout.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

NFLPA Votes To Unanimously Approve CBA

Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football!

97.1 The Ticket–07/26/2011

ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 3: Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) DeMaurice Smith leaves the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Federal Courthouse after the NFL lockout hearing on June 3, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. NFL players and the league met in court today for a federal appeals hearing on the legality of the three-month-old lockout.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

NFLPA Won’t Vote On CBA Agreement Wednesday

The latest twist in the touch-and-go efforts to end the NFL lockout: Players didn’t vote Wednesday on a full proposal to settle the labor dispute.

97.1 The Ticket–07/21/2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 17: NFL players' lawyers Jeffrey Kessler, James Quinn and Barbara P. Berens walk with former NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith after leaving court ordered mediation at the U.S. Courthouse on May 17, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As the NFL lockout remains in place mediation was ordered after a hearing on an antitrust lawsuit filed by NFL players against the NFL owners after labor talks between the two broke down in March. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Players, Owners Argue Over Legality Of Lockout At Hearing

The NFL and its players went back to court Friday for a pivotal hearing before a federal appeals court on the legality of the lockout, now nearly three months old with no sign of a new collective bargaining agreement that would save the 2011 season.

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2011

(Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

De Smith: Lockout Isn’t About ‘Shut Up And Play’

The executive director of the NFL Players Association says the lockout shouldn’t be boiled down to “Shut up and play.”

97.1 The Ticket–05/19/2011

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