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NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a joint press conference today in Tampa

DeMaurice Smith of the NFLPA made striking comments on the 2021 salary cap and lack of cheerleader pay

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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.

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.

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.