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.
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.
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