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Mediation has resumed...not that it matters

Posted on: May 16, 2011 11:56 am
Posted by Andy Benoit

For what it’s worth, the owners and players went back to the negotiating table Monday, but only because it was already scheduled as part of the court order. Neither side is particularly interested in making a deal given that the issue will go to court June 3.

In fact, Steelers president Art Rooney admitted as much, telling Albert Breer of NFL Network on his way in, "We'd like to make progress, but it'll be hard to do. We have to wait to see what happens June 3."

No active players were in the negotiating room, though Mike Vrabel was scheduled to be on hand (his flight got canceled). The mediation is scheduled to last two days.

Meanwhile, Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter and chimed in on the issue (Irsay has not directly taken part in the negotiations thus far). “Jeff Saturday and I could get this thing done, on cocktail napkins, over a long lunch at Rick's's not that hard!”

He also added, “Everyone's so damn serious, suits, briefcases, lawyers! Let's put on jeans n golf clothes, players/owners remembering we're friends, hang a little.”

Hear, hear!

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Mediation has resumed...not that it matters

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Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 16, 2011 12:55 pm

Mediation has resumed...not that it matters

Since both sides have nothing to discuss and apperantly dont want to settle anything until after june 3rd why are they even bothering getting together? I would love them to come to an agreement so we can get this offseason started! There are so many free agents and rookies that need to get into organizations it should be very interesting when the time does come to see how chaotic the weeks to follow will be.

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