NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held an unprecedented joint press conference in Tampa. Ian Rapoport of the NFL network reported on twitter that this would have seemed insane just a few months ago.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith are sharing a stage at this press conference and this would have seemed insane just a few months ago pic.twitter.com/zDOdtX0JDE— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 4, 2021
As Tom Pelissero reported, Smith was asked about where the 2021 salary cap might land. Although the NFLPA will not speculate on exactly where it will land, Smith believes it will be above the floor.
We do have a $175 million floor.
I think there’s a decent chance we could be above the floor.
NFLPA DeMaurice Smith won’t speculate on exactly where the 2021 salary cap might land, but adds: “We do have a $175 million floor. Do I think we will be above the floor? I think there’s a decent chance we could be above the floor.”— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 4, 2021
Among other comments, he made comments around cheerleader pay around the NFL.
The state of cheerleaders in the [NFL] is something no one should be proud of.
The Executive Director made no further comments or suggestions regarding the NFLPA conducting any specific efforts to intervene, but very clearly recognizes the issue.
“The state of cheerleaders in the National Football League is something no one should be proud of,” DeMaurice Smith said, pointing to their level of pay.— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) February 4, 2021