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N.F.L. Players Union Quietly Seeks New Leadership

The group’s executive director, DeMaurice Smith, was nearly ousted from the role after negotiating a contentious 2020 labor deal. Candidates are lining up to replace him as soon as next year.It has...

Russell Wilson’s Return to Seattle Ends in Loss

Wilson connected on big passing plays in his return to Seattle, but miscues from the Broncos’ running backs — and a hearty effort from his Seahawks replacement — spoiled his revenge game.SEATTLE...

Deshaun Watson’s Apology Undercuts the N.F.L.’s Message

The league has looked for contrition in determining its discipline of players accused of conduct violations. Deshaun Watson’s insistence that he did nothing wrong undermined its attempt at rehabbing his image.When Roger...

More Black Former N.F.L. Players Eligible for Concussion Payouts

Tests for dementia were rescored under the N.F.L.’s concussion settlement to avoid race-based criteria.Dozens of Black retired N.F.L. players will now be eligible for payouts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from...

The Packers’ Shareholders Meeting Is a Window Into NFL Finances.

The Green Bay Packers are the only N.F.L. team whose fans can buy an ownership stake. Their annual shareholders meeting is part pep rally, part window into the league’s finances.GREEN BAY, Wis....

Demaryius Thomas’s Death Was Caused by Seizure Disorder

The former N.F.L. receiver died at 33, six months after he retired from football. He had been posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E.Demaryius Thomas, a four-time All-Pro receiver with the...

Keyshawn Johnson Wants the N.F.L. to Remember Its ‘Forgotten Four’

Keyshawn Johnson’s history lesson began with a question. In 2020, Bob Glauber, a Newsday reporter, wanted to write a book about Kenny Washington and Woody Strode, whose signings to the Los Angeles...

Miami Dolphins Owner Is Suspended for Tampering With Brady

An investigator also found no evidence that the Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross seriously pressed his coach to deliberately lose games.The N.F.L. has suspended the Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross and...

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