NFL Players Association President Kevin Mawae, left, speaks to reporters as he stands with NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah, right, outside the NFL Players Association offices in Washington, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. An end to the NFL lockout appears close, with both sides preparing to vote on a proposed deal once it is finalized. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

NFL Players’ Executive Committee To Meet Monday

NEW YORK (AP) – A vote on a settlement to the lockout is what every NFL fan wants. Nobody is sure when that might happen. The players’ executive committee will meet Monday in Washington after […]


NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell, center, announces that NFL owners have agreed to a tentative agreement that would end the lockout pending the. Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, left, and Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt look on. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Arkush: Owners Have Zero Regard For Players

The tentative agreement ratified only by NFL owners is “infuriating and insulting” to the players who remain locked out, says Pro Football Weekly and 670-The Score’s Hub Arkush.

670 The Score–07/22/2011

NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell, center, announces that NFL owners have agreed to a tentative agreement that would end the lockout pending the. Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, left, and Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt look on. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NFL Owners Agree On Deal To End Lockout; Players Hold Off Decision

Thursday’s ratification by owners came after a full day of meetings at an Atlanta-area hotel, where team executives pored over the terms of the deal.


Roger Goodell and other NFL owners. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Retired Players To Join NFL Labor Talks

As the NFL labor dispute apparently comes closer to resolution, a group of NFL retirees have joined the talks.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

(Photo Credit: Joffrey.org)

Joffrey Ballet Preparing For Lock-Out Amid Labor Dispute

Joffrey Ballet dancers have been told to clean out their lockers because the old contract has expired and contract talks have broken down.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Roger Goodell

Goodell Asked To Speak At NFL Players’ Symposium

In the midst of ongoing labor issues and a lockout, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was set to speak at the Players’ Association’s rookie symposium.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

NFL Plane

Analyst: NFL, Players May Want To Resolve Dispute Without Court

An analyst says a recent meeting between NFL players and owners in the western suburbs might be evidence that the two sides could be seeking to solve their dispute on their own.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

Members of the NFL Players Association

Hearing May Help Determine Fate Of NFL Season

A new hearing is set for Friday in the ongoing NFL labor dispute, and it could help determine whether there will be football this coming season at all.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

NFL Players Association Representatives

Appeals Court Fast-Tracks Request To Maintain NFL Lockout

A federal appeals court has agreed to fast-track a request by the NFL to put its labor lockout in place until a final deal is worked out.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

2010 NFL Draft Round 1

NFL Lockout To Blame For Lower Ratings For Draft?

A drop in ratings for the NFL draft this year is leaving some commentators wondering whether the ongoing lockout could affect the league’s overall popularity.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Auburn's Emory Blake (80) celebrates with Cam Newtown after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the BCS National Championship NCAA college football game against Oregon  Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

BCS Schedule Contingent On NFL Labor Dispute

A published report says the dates for the BCS Bowl games in January of next year are up in the air, contingent on when the labor dispute at the NFL ends.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

DeMaurice Smith, Jim Quinn

Head Of NFL Players Association To Miss Negotiation Session

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith is expected to miss a court-ordered labor negotiation session today.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

David Stern(Photo by Rafael Suanes/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Hoping To Reduce Fear Of Lockout, New CBA Proposal Coming Soon

NBA Commissioner David Stern said Friday the league plans to submit to the players’ union a revised proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement within the next couple of weeks. Stern also said Sacramento Kings […]


Roger Goodell

Goodell Prepared To Move Super Bowl Date If Necessary

The NFL and players are still working out a new deal, but they still have a backup plan if parts of the 2011 season get canceled. Part of that plan includes adjusting the date for the Super Bowl.


Maurice Evans

NBAPA VP Evans Is Expecting A Lockout

After witnessing the mess that came with the NFL’s attempt at a new labor deal, lockout has become the “L” word sports fans don’t want to hear. The difficulty for players to meet before the season is over has the NBA Players Association Vice President Maurice Evans is expecting to see a lockout in the NBA too.


NFL Players Association Representatives

NFL Team Owners: Players Didn’t Bargain In Good Faith

NFL team owners are now arguing that players failed to bargain in good faith during failed negotiations earlier this month, and that the move to decertify the union was simply a negotiating ploy.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2011

Robbie Gould

Bears’ Gould: Owners Wanted Lockout All Along

Bears kicker Robbie Gould says the Bears and the rest of the NFL players want to play, and accuses team owners of wanting to lock out the players all along.

670 The Score–03/14/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Goodell Keeps $1 Salary Promise

When the threat of a lockout emerged, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and league general counsel Jeff Pash said they would cut their salaries to $1 if there was a lockout. That wasn’t just a statement to make it appear they wanted a deal, they are following through with that promise.


Chicago Bears Helmet

Bears’ Phillips: Lockout Was Necessary, But Expect 2011 Season

Chicago Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips issued a statement Saturday expressing his feelings on the NFL lockout , but has promised to do everything possible to prepare for a championship team in the 2011 season.


Roger Goodell

NFL’s Response To Decertification, Litigation And Lockout

With the deadline for a new deal between the NFL and players union expiring Friday evening, the NFLPA decertified and a lockout was put into place. The NFL feels they made a great offer, but the union didn’t think it was good enough.