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.
The National Football League is reviewing the behavior of its replacement officials on social- media websites after replacing a crew member assigned to call the New Orleans Saints’ game yesterday because photos on Facebook showed him wearing the team’s gear.
The National Football League is looking into a helmet-to-helmet hit by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson on Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin last night for possible disciplinary action, league spokesman Greg Aiello said.
Jonathan Vilma and three other National Football League players appealed the latest suspensions handed down by Commissioner Roger Goodell in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal, imposed after an arbitrator threw out his original rulings.
The U.S. Supreme Court exposed professional sports leagues to greater antitrust scrutiny, reviving a suit over the National Football League’s agreement with Adidas AG’s Reebok to sell clothing bearing team insignias.