The NFLPA executive committee voted to give DeMaurice Smith his $1 million bonus.
"The Executive Committee of the NFLPA stands firmly united behind Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and what has been accomplished under his leadership," read an NFLPA statement obtained by me. "Today, we made an affirmative decision on his discretionary compensation. We look forward to having him serve our membership long into the future."
There was some concern among some NFLPA leaders that Smith might not receive the bonus and he could depart.
But that is no longer the case. Smith is now the leader of the union for the long haul.