The NFL is a game of winners and losers, of players, coaches and executives.
In this week’s episode of The Insider, we’re going to take a closer look at a game that seems to be defined by its own kind of self-regard.
As we know, football is about a lot more than just winning a game, and that self-satisfaction can lead to a lot of frustration and hurt feelings.
In the NFL, players are paid a salary and earn the respect of their peers, but they’re not allowed to express those feelings publicly.
Instead, they are supposed to do so privately.
That means they’ll always keep quiet about their innermost thoughts, emotions and opinions, but you won’t hear them in public.
The rule is enforced by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), which is owned by the owners.
Players are expected to be the “voice of the players,” but not the voice of the organization.
So players are expected not to voice their own feelings about their own bodies, even if they feel it’s the right thing to do.
In the case of the concussion scandal, players’ voices were silenced, and the league faced a growing backlash from players and their families.
The NFLPA has long been the target of criticism, but there are some players who feel they were let down by the league and its rules.
Here are a few things you might not know about how players can express their feelings about the game:• One of the main reasons why the NFLPA and its players were never able to agree on how to address the concussion issue was because of the “unprecedented” size of the injury settlement.
The NFLPA’s own data showed that there were more concussions in 2014 than in any year in the history of the NFL.
But the league’s top lawyer and chief negotiator, Mike Condon, told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington in October 2015 that he felt the settlement wasn’t sufficient.
The league had only agreed to pay out about $10 million to the injured players and families of those who had been hit by balls thrown during the games.
So the deal was just too small.
Condon argued that it was a waste of money because it wasn’t enough to prevent future concussions, which were still happening at the time.• The NFL didn’t want to address what Condon called “the culture of fear and intimidation” that exists among its players.
Players feel that their livelihood is in danger if they publicly speak out about their injuries.
And Condon said the league is worried that players might lose their jobs if they do.
The commissioner and head of the league office, Troy Vincent, said in October that the league would never make it easier for players to speak out if they felt like they needed to do it.
The union, which has had a longstanding reputation for not taking the union’s side in any cases, sided with Vincent.
Condon told Darlington that he believed the league was willing to compromise on the concussion settlement because they were concerned about how it would affect players’ livelihoods.
It was also a result of the union taking an active role in drafting the rules that govern concussion protocol.• There’s been an ongoing controversy surrounding the concussion protocol at the University of Miami.
Some players have been suspended for months for violating it.
Some have been fined for not doing so.
The players union has pushed for changes to the protocol, including increasing the time between concussions to 20 minutes and a ban on footballs with ball bearings in the ball and rubber padding in the football.
But that didn’t happen until this year, when the NFL released its own concussion protocol that did not include the use of rubber balls or ball bearings.
It also did not contain any language that specifically banned the use or disposal of any ball in any form.
Players and their union both want the protocol changed, and this year the NFL agreed to make some of its changes.• Condon has also publicly called out the NFL for allowing its players to kneel during the national anthem.
It’s not uncommon for the league to put on an act of protest during the anthem, but the league did so to protest racial injustice.
The protests that the NFL has done over the years are often viewed by many as “patriots” protesting the government, not the government protesting the people.
But this year’s protest, which lasted over an hour, was an important moment for the NFL and the union.
Caught in a tangle of controversy, the league decided to stand for the national anthems, while players stood for the anthem.
But players are supposed only to kneell for the players.
It wasn’t a protest, but rather a statement that the anthem was important to the NFL as an institution.
The union and the players union were not pleased.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that he and Condon “did not speak about the anthem” and that he “did talk about the players being able to do that in this country.”