Demaurice Smith

Deadline Looms For Brady's Appeal Of 4-Game SuspensionTom Brady's challenge to his four-game suspension by the NFL is set to begin.
Longer Rice Video Shows Obscenities, SpittingRay Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a brutal punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law enforcement official.
NFL Owners Approve Deal; Players BalkMiami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross joined 30 fellow owners in approving a deal negotiated between the players’ trade association and the NFL to end the more than 120 day lockout. Then the players decided to throw on the brakes for a new NFL season starting on time.
NFL CBA Looks Close To DoneThe Miami Dolphins have plenty of holes left on the squad, but the team remains in a holding pattern as the league and the players association continue to try and iron out a new collective bargaining agreement.
Goodell & Smith Speak To RookiesIn a public show of unity, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith took questions in a joint appearance at an NFLPA for NFL rookies.
NFL Labor Deal Prospects ImproveMiami Dolphins players, fans, and the team continue to sit and wait as the NFL lockout continues to grind on. But, there continues to be light at the end of the tunnel as negotiators are still meeting to end the four month work stoppage.
Reports: End Of NFL Lockout In SightA deal seems to be in sight to end the lockout between the NFL owners and the NFL players. If a deal can be struck, it would mean the NFL could open for business and start free agency and other off-season programs as soon as possible.
NFL Gains Upper Hand In Labor DisputeMiami Dolphins fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the team are out of luck for the foreseeable future. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the lockout would stay in place and the league would likely win any appeal of a decision against it in district court.
Poll: NFL Fans Uneasy About LockoutWhile the NFL will remain the most popular sport in the country, regardless of when the lockout ends; there are cracks starting to show in the professional football fan base.
NFLPA Decertifies; Lockout LikelyAfter spending the last 16 days in mediated talks, the National Football League appears headed towards the first work stoppage since 1987.
CBA Talks Extended By NFL & NFLPAThe National Football League and the NFL Players Association continued to step away from the brink of disaster Friday when both sides extended collective bargaining negotiations until next Friday.
Report: NFL May Survive 2 Years Without GamesAs the NFL and the NFL Players Association run head first into the expiration of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement; a new S&P report finds that the NFL owners could likely weather a two-year lockout if they so choose.