The NFL Players Association has served subpoenas on the NFL, commissioner Roger Goodell and former union president Troy Vincent, according to a report Thursday by Sports Business Journal.
Roger Goodell is the commissioner of the most popular and wealthy sports league in America, but he said yesterday the NFL would face economic hardship under the existing labor agreement with its players.
ATLANTA — The NFL owners voted unanimously today to end their agreement with the players' union in 2011, two years before the deal was to expire.
After months of public criticism of their lack of support for retired players, the NFL and the NFL Players Association formed an alliance yesterday with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Alumni to help those with medical and financial woes.
The NFL owes its old and broken-down players nothing.
When discussing the latest rift between retired football players and the NFL Players Association, "broken" is the word of choice. Players with broken bodies. A broken system to deal with them. An utterly — possibly irreparably — broken relationship between the two sides.