Florio: No Evidence To Suggest NFL Deal Isn’t Close

(WSCR) Over the course of the 120 days of the NFL Lockout, conflicting media reports have surfaced several times per week indicating that an end was either on the horizon, or that preseason games would be missed.

Hub Arkush, in a recent interview on the Danny Mac Show, was very critical of media in this regard, and especially towards the popular website ProFootballTalk.com and its editor Mike Florio.

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“I don’t care who reports it first,” Florio said on the Danny Mac Show. “Because it’s going to be something that’s announced within minutes after the first report comes out. This isn’t going to be a Pulitzer Prize thing for whoever gets it. This isn’t Watergate. This is something that’s announced.”

Florio and other media sources jumped all over a recent ESPN report that said a deal could be in place by July 21, a report that Arkush disagreed with.

“I’ve spent that last three days trying to find anything that would suggest it’s not as close as people are saying,” Florio said. “And I can’t get any information that would suggest it’s not as close. I have a feeling it may not be as close, and that the NFLPA is not doing a good job of getting the word out as to where things stand, but I’ve yet to find anything that suggests it isn’t as close as it’s being characterized.”

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  • mike in davenport

    There’s also no evidence to suggest that I won’t win the lottery. I better get spending.

    Proving a negative – it’s not just for first year philosophy students anymore!

  • Mike Fangman

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Jon

    You are not supposed to use double negatives

    • Lil' Bycracke

      Don’t you tell me what not to do.

      I guess we’ll see Florio in an undergraduate English class if there is no football come soon. lol

  • Denver Deadite

    Who wrote this ‘article’? Florio?

    Arkush seems like the only one who’s telling it like it is, that a deal isn’t that close, rather than telling it like everybody wants it to be, that the lockout will be over tomorrow.

    The media needs to stop creating the news and just get back to reporting it.

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