DeMaurice Smith

The Dallas owner said Trump had "reminded him" about NFL guidelines.
It's a tragedy that many of the players who built the NFL are currently struggling not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and financially because they aren't properly being taken care of after their playing days are over.
The following is an open letter to the two most powerful people in football to explain why and to provide policy suggestions they should consider when drafting the new NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.
Many around the U.S. and the world found two great reasons to recently visit what is perhaps America's most unique city, New Orleans.
We have a proposed NFL deal and re-opening of football, although labor pains have not ceased. Pending approval by the Players, let's take a look at some of the key terms, with instant analysis of deal points that may be in place for the next decade.
With core issues resolved between NFL players and owners, this is the time for horse-trading of what's left on the table, meaning an opportunity for concessions to be made and an opportunity for emotions to run high yet again.
With the NFL and NFLPA on the verge of reaching an agreement, do you think that new agreement will include an end to the blackout rule? ...Yeah, me neither.
The two parties have recognized that economic harm is ahead for both sides and are back to working on the issues after three months of courtroom football. Conceptually, they are more aligned than they were in March. The devil, of course, is in the details.
While in theory the players have the stronger argument in Brady v. NFL, in reality they can't wait. Time has been and will continue to be on the owners' side.
Mediation part two begins in earnest today as the key player in the NFL in 2011, Judge Susan Nelson, has ordered such talks to occur.