The NFL and its players met once again in an undisclosed location, this time in the Washington area, in hopes of reaching an agreement for their labor negotiations, which have now dragged into their fourth month.
New York Giants co-owner John Mara is warning that the players’ strategy in the labor impasse, if successful, would lead to NFL chaos.
On Tuesday, the the attorneys for the NFL players met with the federal magistrate who will oversee court-ordered mediation between the players and the NFL.
While meeting with hundreds of high school students during an assembly about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked the following question:
Figures obtained by The Associated Press underscore the substantial divide between the NFL and the locked-out players on a core issue: What portion of additional revenue goes to players.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be considered one of the top NFL prospects, and how cool how cool it would be to get invited to Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft?
Back where they started. The NFL and players’ union are once again less than 24 hours away from a work stoppage. While the deadline has already been extended twice, it doesn’t seem like a third time is an option.
It’s been talked about for over a year, but now the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement is just a few short days away.
On Friday, the NFL and the NFL Players’ Union will attempt to solves their differences and find middle ground regarding the labor negotiations that are threatening a lockout of the 2011 season.
A report surfaced a few weeks ago that the NFL players’ union was discussing the idea of boycotting the NFL’s Scouting Combine. Today, via the NFLPA’s Twitter account, that report was denied.
The NFL gets to cash its $4 billion in TV checks. The union gets about $7 million in damages from the league.
As both the NFL players and owners prepare to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement, both sides have brought important issues to the table. The most polarizing issue for players and owners is the proposed 18-game schedule.