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PFWA statement on July 16, 2020 story in The Washington Post

The Pro Football Writers of America stands in support of Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic and Nora Princiotti of The Ringer, who bravely shared their experiences of sexual harassment while covering the Washington football team. All reporters covering the NFL, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation, deserve safe workplaces free of harassment. The PFWA […]

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PFWA statement on change in leadership

The leadership of the Pro Football Writers of America has changed after PFWA president Jim Trotter accepted a position with NFL Media. PFWA rules limit membership to journalists working for independent media outlets, which means our friends working for league- and team-owned media have not been eligible. Jim is an outstanding journalist who has served […]

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PFWA Statement on Cam Newton comment

A statement from the Pro Football Writers of America (Oct. 4, 2017): The Pro Football Writers of America strongly condemn Cam Newton’s demeaning comment toward a female media member Wednesday afternoon. When Charlotte Observer Panthers beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton during his weekly news conference how he felt about receiver Devin Funchess embracing the […]

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PFWA statement on Marshawn Lynch’s alleged participation in Super Bowl Media Day

The Pro Football Writers of America, the official voice of pro football writers fighting and promoting for access to NFL personnel to best serve the public, is extremely disappointed in the lack of meaningful access to Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day on Tuesday, January 29, 2014. Several of our long-standing […]

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