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NFL-NFLPA mediation breaks until mid-May

Posted on: April 20, 2011 4:15 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2011 4:26 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
M. Vrabel (US Presswire)
Wednesday was a busy day in the NFL’s labor wars. It ended with mediation being adjourned until May 16. This according to Albert Breer of NFL Network. NFL general counsel Jeff Pash says the break is due, in part, to Judge Arthur Boylan’s schedule. (But many are wondering, if that’s true, then why was Boylan assigned to mediate the talks in the first place.)

While the owners and NFLPA are off on their separate ways, Judge Susan Nelson is expected to rule on the pending motion to lift the lockout.

This wasn’t the only news from Wednesday. It was reported earlier that 70 mid-tier NFL players have broken off and are seeking their own legal representation in an effort to gain a seat at the negotiating table.

Mike Vrabel responded to this report by telling Breer, “We’re players here to represent players and De works for us. They do [have a seat]. And if they’re unhappy with that seat, we have to vote in a new executive committee, and a new board of reps.”

In other words, Vrabel admitted that the decertified union is still acting as a union, which is not supposed to the case. The owners may jump all over this blunder in the coming days.

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NFL-NFLPA mediation breaks until mid-May

I had hope for optimism because they released the schedule yesterday, could it really not mean a thing?  

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