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SBD/December 21, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
All NFL Teams Will Have Independent Trainer Appointed To Monitor Suspected Concussions
Published December 21, 2011
ANYBODY PAYING ATTENTION? YAHOO SPORTS' Jason Cole noted the reaction to a CBSSports.com report indicating NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith "may quit if he doesn't get the bonus" promised to him during CBA negotiations "was tepid, at best." One player rep said, "If he doesn't want to be here, that's his choice." Another player rep "pointed out that with a 10-year collective bargaining agreement in place, there is little or no push for a decision on Smith, even if he's threatening to leave." The rep said, "I think the feeling with a lot of people is De isn't here for the long-term anyway, so why get all freaked out if he threatens us." Cole: "In other words, Smith did a reasonable job, but hardly wowed anybody enough that there's a lot of support for him" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 12/20).