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Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt at Tuesday mediation

Posted on: March 8, 2011 10:08 am
Edited on: March 8, 2011 10:10 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Monday's mediation between the NFL and NFLPA took an optimistic turn -- despite the two sides only actually working for about five hours -- because of John Mara joining the ownership group at the bargaining table.

Tuesday's mediation, the 13th day of such talks, saw a similar spike of hope, as Chiefs owner Clark Hunt pulled up a chair to the league's side, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

This is good news for a number of reasons. First of all, Hunt's family isn't exactly known for being stubborn in NFL-related negotiations (his late father, Lamar Hunt, did a few important things with the NFL, like merging it and whatnot) and every reasonable observer considers Hunt's presence a good thing in terms of seeking a compromise.

Additionally, Hunt is the owner of two Major League Soccer teams. That seems irrelevant until you remember, via Peter King's Monday column, that the mediator in these negotiations recently handled the MLS labor talks.

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Ergo, it seems safe to assume that at some point, George Cohen has dealt with Hunt on the league/ownership side of a professional sports labor negotiation (Hunt was actually an MLS founding investor as well as an owner, as was his his father).

That's not to pain Hunt as Superman or anything. Because he's not.

But Hunt joining the mediation talks on Tuesday means that the NFL ownership group is exploring all its options, and, hopefully, trying to make progress before the CBA set to expire on Friday night/Saturday morning.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:08 pm
 

Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt at Tuesday mediation

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Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt at Tuesday mediation

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Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt at Tuesday mediation

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Since: May 29, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt at Tuesday mediation

Great job CBS!



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt at Tuesday mediation

Well, if Lamar is there it's all going to be much better, he'll scare the players into conceding, much like Jacob Marley...



Since: Aug 30, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2011 11:45 am
 

Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt at Tuesday mediation

Do you want to change the headline so it matches the living member of the Hunt family and not the departed Lamar Hunt?


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