DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, said on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the National Football League should expect more injury-related lawsuits from former players.
The executive director of the NFL Players Association said players want negotiations on a new contract to succeed. At the same time, he said, the players are preparing for owners to lock them out when the current labor deal expires in early March.
The executive director of the National Football League players union said a player lockout next season is a “near certainty,” and that it would cost the U.S. economy an estimated $5 billion in lost wages, taxes and other revenue if the entire season is canceled.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ association chief DeMaurice Smith appeared together at a orientation for rookies and said they were working hard to end a lockout that has shuttered the U.S.’s most-popular sport since March.