DeMaurice Smith

May 30, 2014 - 4:40 am
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith criticized commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday for the way he's handled the punishment of Colts owner Jim Irsay . Irsay has yet to be disciplined following an arrest in March in which he was charged with two misdemeanor offenses, a...
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May 29, 2014 - 4:27 pm
FOXBORO -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell angrily answered charges from NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith Thursday, who accused the commissioner of being party to a credibility gap when it comes to disciplining owners and players. Smith was referring to the recent case involving Colts owner Jim Irsay ,...
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February 01, 2013 - 4:51 am
The NFL Players Association took advantage of having much of the football media in New Orleans Thursday, calling a press conference to discuss its complaints about safety issues. Executive director DeMaurice Smith and union president Domonique Foxworth held the conference. Smith said the NFLPA will...
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August 02, 2012 - 7:49 am
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and union leader DeMaurice Smith met last week in order to discuss the recent increase in arrests of NFL players. "We are going to do some things to combat this problem because some of the numbers on DUIs and domestic violence are going up and that disturbs me,"...
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December 23, 2011 - 7:00 am
For the final 10 days of 2011, WEEI.com will count down the top 10 stories of the year in Boston sports. Our next entry in the countdown is No. 9: NFL lockout . Check out our previous entry: No. 10: NBA lockout As the NFL regular season comes to a close, its easy to forget that the league was in...
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October 13, 2011 - 4:58 am
The NFL took another step toward adopting HGH testing this month when it received a letter from 23 scientists and lab directors from around the world asserting the safety and accuracy of a current test which detects HGH in the bloodstream. The letter was sent to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and...
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June 28, 2011 - 7:46 am
The NFL and NFLPA "secret meetings" tour appears headed to Minnesota next, according to an Associated Press report . The two sides had met in Chicago, New York, Maryland and in Hull, Mass. last week. According to AP sources, representatives for both sides arrived in Land of 1,000 Lakes on Monday...
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February 25, 2011 - 2:03 am
After a week of overseeing meetings between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and union boss DeMaurice Smith , mediator George Cohen said in a written statement "strong differences remain on the all-important core issues," but that "at bottom, some progress was made." The sides will meet with the...
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January 27, 2011 - 1:33 am
Welcome to Thursday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WHAT'S HAPPENING LOCALLY THURSDAY: NBA: Celtics at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI) AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ A Jewish hockey player sued the NHL's...
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Mike Petraglia
December 04, 2010 - 7:13 am
FOXBORO -- It could be a long, cold winter of bargaining in the NFL - at least that's the latest warning from Players Association in a letter to its members. The leader of the NFL Players Association has advised players to save their last three game checks and prepare for a lockout next year,...
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