October 30, 1990
The NFL was ordered Monday by a federal judge in Baltimore to increase player benefits by $29.4 million because the league failed to make required contributions in 1985 and 1986. U.S. District Judge Joseph C. Howard, who presided over a jury trial that found the league guilty July 12, ordered management trustees to increase benefits by $17,848,160 for missed payments, $163,713 for back interest from 1984, plus interest on both at 12% per year. The total as of Oct. 31 would be $29,408,706.
October 29, 1994 |
The NFL Management Council and the players' association have agreed on a new drug policy, described by the two sides as the most comprehensive in sports. The policy expands the testing and discipline components of the previous policy by adding a stronger emphasis on education, evaluation and treatment, the league and the NFLPA said.
May 3, 1989
William Bidwill, president of the Phoenix Cardinals, was elected to the National Football League Management Council's executive committee, replacing Tex Schramm, who recently resigned as president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys.
May 29, 1986
Jack Donlan, head of the National Football League's Management Council, repeatedly insisted Wednesday in New York that his motives with respect to the rival United States Football League concerned only competition in signing players. Donlan, the third witness called to testify in the USFL's $1.5-billion antitrust suit against the NFL, denied he intended to harm the USFL.