// DeMaurice Smith

NFL Lockout Over: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Over the past three years, NFL coaches, media members and fans have wondered the same question: Will there be a professional football season in 2011? After the league owners agreed to unanimously opt-out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in May 2008, the threat of no football has lingered for three seasons. That fear can […]

NFLPA Decertifies; Legal Battles to Begin

UPDATE: The NFL locked out the players at midnight, as soon as they could. —————————— The 5:00pm EST deadline has passed, and (as announced on ESPN) the NFL Players’ Association has decertified, and no longer exists as a union. With no more CBA, individual players will file antitrust lawsuits against the NFL and owners. A […]