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Report: Some owners resistant to new labor deal

Posted on: June 17, 2011 9:38 am
Edited on: June 17, 2011 10:22 am
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Posted by Ryan Wilson

We first saw signs of progress towards a new labor deal early this month when CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reported that "there is still a great deal of work to do ... but it appears the owners and players have made significant headway in reaching a new labor agreement, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions."

Save the lone report that talks almost "blew up," the subsequent news has been just as encouraging … until Friday.

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, some owners are resisting the labor deal they've spent recent weeks negotiating with the players in the hopes of ending the lockout.

"A handful of NFL owners -- at least two of which are from AFC teams -- believe the parameters of the deal being discussed don't adequately address the original issues the league wanted corrected from the 2006 collective bargaining agreement, according to sources," said Schefter.

"It is one of the primary reasons team officials are being prepped to stay an extra night in Chicago at Tuesday's owners meetings. It's not to potentially vote on a new collective bargaining agreement, as many suspected; it actually is to try to fend off some of the resistance that is mounting from a handful of NFL owners, according to sources."

Schefter also notes: "The surprise is that many thought this kind of pushback to a deal would occur within the player ranks, not among NFL owners."

We're not prepared to call it a setback yet; the owners will still meet in Chicago next week, and progress towards ending the lockout can continue. But this month has given fans, for the first time all spring, hope for actual football. If a subset of owners drag their feet, delaying the season, the PR backlash will be swift and unforgiving. Remember when fans booed Roger Goodell to start the NFL Draft? We'll look back on that and consider it cute.

ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio doesn't think it will come to that. "The reality is that, in the end, a handful of owners have no power to derail a deal. A new agreement still can be approved with 24 of 32 votes. (Apparently, there’s a belief in some circles that the committee negotiating the CBA already has the authority to do a deal without further approval. Multiple sources have advised us that any proposal still must be approved by 75 percent of the owners.)"

In the end, this is about money. That's no secret. But unlike most high-level negotiations involving billions of dollars, this is played out on a public stage. There are financial concerns, certainly, but just like politicians running for (or trying to stay in) office, owners have to answer to their constituents.

There's still time to come to a resolution, though. "One NFL executive has been urging the league for weeks that, in order for the full preseason schedule to be played, an agreement between the NFL and NFLPA would have to occur no later than July 14," Schefter said.

And while the owners and players are closer than ever to agreeing to a new CBA, some owners remember the previous negotiations in 2006 that favored the players and ultimately led us to this point. Which, as far as fans are concerned, can be boiled down to rich people fighting over how to split the winnings.

That's not entirely accurate, but it's the perception. And sometimes, perception trumps reality.

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Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:16 am
 

Report: Some owners resistant to new labor deal

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Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 21, 2011 11:23 am
 

Report: Some owners resistant to new labor deal

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Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Report: Some owners resistant to new labor deal

Little Voices.....actually you should do your research. The USFL faltered because of Donald Trump and the inability to keep its star athletes from going to the NFL. The USFL went under in 187. Walker left in 1985 to the NFL. You were right in that they also failed because they went head to head against the NFL's fall season, but other than the players you named, the USFL had no teams with talent like the NFL did, and still does. Fans chose the NFL because it offers the BEST of the BEST. Warren Moon and other played in the NFL, but when the chance arrived, they ALL jumped ship for more money and to play against the BEST, the ELITE......



Since: Jun 18, 2011
Posted on: June 18, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Report: Some owners resistant to new labor deal

statements like this is proof of another "superstar" with no brains.



Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: June 18, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Report: Some owners resistant to new labor deal

And by the way you should have used "biased" not "bias," that's grammatically incorrect.




Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: June 18, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Report: Some owners resistant to new labor deal

I wish I was an NFL player, but i just mistyped.  Are you an owner? 


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