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NFL, NFLPA statement: Things 'in a good place'

Posted on: July 15, 2011 4:59 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 11:55 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The NFL and NFLPA have wrapped up their Friday session of negotiations and the primary parties involved -- DeMaurice Smith and NFLPA reps, Roger Goodell and NFL reps, and retired players -- have left for the weekend.

However, Smith, while departing, said he and Goodell would meet and/or talk during the weekend, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.

Additionally, the NFL and NFLPA issued a joint statement about the progress of negotiations through Friday.

"The discussions this week have been constructive and progress has been made on a wide range of issues," the statement read. "Our legal and financial teams will continue to work through the weekend. We will continue to respect the confidentiality orders of Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan and will therefore refrain from commenting on specific issues or aspects of the negotiations.

We will provide additional information as developments in this process continue."
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Additionally, per Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, the NFLPA said that "things are in a good place" following the negotiations.

"We don't disagree," was the NFL's response.

Though the clarity of the statement is about what you'd expect in this situation (read: opaque as all get-out), it's been quite clear all day that the two sides are making tremendous strides towards a new CBA.

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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 5:11 pm
 

NFL, NFLPA statement: Things 'in a good place'

Things in a good lace, huge strides made since yesterday....

at the rate of reporting this for the last two weeks, the new illegal collective bargaining agreement should cure cancer, balance the US budget and bring world peace...at the very least...

I have yet to see the fact, that it is signed and ratified, or that the NFL office has any legal jurisdiction in the entire process of regulating, approving and conduct policies, as part of any agreement...

 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 12:50 pm
 

NFL, NFLPA statement: Things 'in a good place'

GO SASKATCHEWAN ROUGH RIDERS!!!!




Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 8:58 am
 

NFL, NFLPA statement: Things 'in a good place'

k13beso, you are right on..All that will eventually happen is that games will last 4 hrs with even more commercials. The game is dying.




Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: July 16, 2011 7:23 am
 

Players Rule

as expected, the owners cave in when all their billions are on the line---they have plenty of money to pay whatever the players want.  They'll just raise prices on everything and get the chump fans to keep them richer than ever.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 7:12 am
 

NFL, NFLPA statement: Things 'in a good place'

Hey dk13beso I have a crazy idea if you hate the nfl so much stop reading every article that comes out about the lockout



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2011 4:01 am
 

NFL, NFLPA statement: Things 'in a good place'

Strike??? Lockout?? NFL, NFLPA?? Profoosball? Or Foolsgold?  Who cares..... I'm getting used to watching soccer now! LMAO! 

Wow, what is really going on here? US Gov representatives can't agree on a budget, NFL can't agree on money, NBA can't agree on money.

I'm pretty much fed up with all of it.

Tennis anyone? Tongue out




Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2011 11:40 pm
 

NFL, NFLPA statement: Things 'in a good place'

Please,please NFL owners and players; continue this lockout/strike for the betterment of this country. With you a-holes locked up in mindless discussions of salary caps, rookie contracts, and revenue sharing, this gives the baseball world a real chance to succeed. The NFL is a league of owners that can't lose money, no matter what, but insist on never giving in to the players. These 32 businessmen would absolutely hate to have any concession to the NFLPA on their resume, even though it will cost them millions.


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