We’ve got progress on the labor negotiations front! Repeat, we’ve got progress on the labor negotiations front!
Except (sigh) it’s probably not exactly the kind of progress for which we’re looking.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted the following after the two sides met today in Washington for the start of seven scheduled consecutive days of bargaining.
JOINT NFL-NFLPA STATEMENT: George Cohen, the director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, has requested, and both sides have agreed, that the NFL Players Association and the NFL refrain from making any public comments about any aspect of the mediation process. The process began today under the direction of Mr. Cohen.
In response, my colleague Will Brinson, released his own statement: "We request that the NFL and NFLPA quit issuing statements and tweeting until they get their shizzle fixed."
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