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Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:37 pm
Edited on: May 17, 2011 5:00 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Mediation between the NFL and NFLPA resumed Tuesday, under the awkward cloud of the NFL's recent win at the Court of Appeals. But it didn't last long. DeMaurice Smith, Roger Goodell and U.S. Judge Magistrate Arthur Boylan left for lunch in the early afternoon (and returned quickly -- take that for what it's worth), and shortly thereafter, at about 2:15 pm EST, mediation adjourned for the day.

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Per Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the two sides were not returning for a Wednesday session. However, don't let that fool you into thinking negotiations are totally dead. 

NFL general counsel Jeff Pash told Breer that the two sides would return for further mediation on June 7, after the June 3 Court of Appeals hearing.

"We owe it our game, we owe it to our fans we owe it to ourselves, the league and players, to sit down and talk," Pash said, per Breer.

Neither side discussed any specifics, though Hall of Famer Carl Eller said he believes this week's session included progress. Eller represents retired players.

As mentioned earlier, much of the remaining available leverage hinges on Judge David Doty's ruling on the TV lockout fund.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:37 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 11:57 am
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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

3825 the NFL!



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 11:46 pm
 

Lawsuit!

the lead plaintiffs brady, manning and brees will not be happy with this ruling and will get their legal camp to file another motion or lawsuit.  They are hoping to win hundreds of millions soon on that media $$$ lawsuit.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

My solution is to bring in some Mexicans to play the players that Americans won't play.  We just need 32.     



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

The only agenda Smith has is to bring down the, "Big Bad Owners". Seems like the players love getting those type of idiots to do the thinking for them, just like Upshaw and his, free agency.



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

The players minimum salery is $300K.  What in the world do they want?  People would give an arm for that kind of money.  swallow your ignorance and play football!!



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

Please people, this is othing without the fans.  Please get is resolved and play football.  We have greety owners and stubborn hardheaded players who think this is helping.



Since: Aug 26, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

AIRFORCE1 You nailed it for all of us fans!



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

WE CAN ALL THANK THAT PIECE OF KRAP desmith, HE REFUSES TO COMPROMISE! A TYPICAL LAWYER. THE PLAYERS NEED TO FIRE HIM TODAY AND GET THIS THING GOING. IT WON'T TAKE LONG BEFORE I HOPE THE PLAYERS GET LOCKED OUT FOR THE YEAR. IT WILL BE WORTH IT IN THE LONG RUN KEEPING OUR GAME THE WAY IT IS.



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