A football sits near the pylon marking the end zone as teams warms up before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The San Francisco 49ers' staff was checked at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, after they played the New York Giants. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' staff was checked at Baltimore-Washington International airport after playing the Redskins. The Seattle Seahawks, who played at Kansas City, confirmed via the team's Twitter account that they were spot-checked as well. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL Players Association told the federal judge hearing a lawsuit against the league that the collective bargaining agreement did not provide a way for the union to press claims by former players that NFL teams routinely mishandled painkillers.

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