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NFL PLAYERS EXEC. DeMAURICE SMITH TO SPEAK AT UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT

Dover, Del. – DeMaurice F. Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association, will give the keynote address at the Thursday, May 12 Commencement Ceremony for masters and doctoral graduates at Delaware State University. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Memorial Hall Gymnasium on the...
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NFL legend Eric Dickerson: NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith 'is a bozo'

Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson had some intense criticism for NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith while talking to Fox News Digital Tuesday about his new book "Watch My Smoke: The Eric Dickerson Story." The former Los Angeles Rams star running back said he had been thinking...
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DeMaurice Smith conveys frustration at slow pace of hiring of diverse candidates

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith expressed support and empathy — and anger — when he first heard about Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the NFL alleging racial discrimination in the league’s head coach hiring process. "I think my first reaction to...
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DeMaurice Smith to Bryant Gumbel on Jon Gruden emails: “It’s equally abhorrent to me to see a group of people defend it.”

Something that’s been very notable in the fallout from the revelation of Jon Gruden’s emails to Bruce Allen and Gruden later resigning from the Las Vegas Raiders is that there haven’t been a whole lot of public comments from NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. Smith was the focus of perhaps the worst email there, the racist-trope-referencing “Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin tires.” He addressed that in a statement to the Wall Street Journal (which was the first media outlet to publish that email, in a story from reporter Andrew Beaton), and discussed it a little further on an ESPN podcast with Bomani Jones, but opted to let that statement largely stand for itself in other media outlets’ stories on Gruden’s emails.
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DeMaurice Smith disappointed in Gruden’s defenders

DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFLPA and the subject of a racist trope in Jon Gruden’s first leaked email, said on Tuesday night’s edition of HBO’s “Real Sports” that he was particularly bothered by the number of people of color with a platform who defended the former Raiders’ coach. “It’s...
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DeMaurice Smith calls on NFL owners to push for transparency in WFT investigation

The NFL Players Association continues to press the NFL to release evidence from its investigation into workplace misconduct at the Washington Football Team. DeMaurice Smith, the NFLPA’s executive director, said in an interview with HBO Sports that team owners should demand action by the league after emails derived from the investigation included racist, homophobic and misogynistic language used by former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden.
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DeMaurice Smith calls for ‘full accounting’ of NFL investigation emails

If the NFL wants to halt the email leaks that already have brought down Jon Gruden, DeMaurice Smith says the league should just release all the messages it has. The executive director of the players association once again pressured the league to show its cards from the investigation into the toxic culture of the Washington Football Team, an investigation that has had tentacles and implicated others.
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Sporticast: SeatGeek Going Public, NFLPA Boss DeMaurice Smith Stays On

On the latest Sporticast episode, hosts Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams discuss some of the biggest sports business stories of the week, including SeatGeek’s plan to go public via acquisition. The mobile-first ticketing platform has reached an agreement with RedBall Acquisition Corp., a SPAC led by Gerry Cardinale and Billy Beane. This is the latest big SPAC deal in sports, but the first in some time, after market forces cooled what was once a hot investment vehicle. RedBall (NYSE: RBAC) raised $575 million in its IPO last year. News of the plans didn’t have a dramatic effect on the company’s stock...
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DeMaurice Smith: Jon Gruden Email Confirms Fight Against Racism 'Is Not Over'

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden's use of a racist trope in a 2011 email was yet another example of how racism persists in our society. Smith raised his concerns in a Twitter. :. "The email from Jon Gruden – and...
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