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What should happen Wednesday and Thursday

Posted on: July 20, 2011 12:01 am
Edited on: July 20, 2011 12:09 am
 
Goodell, SmithPosted by Josh Katzowitz

After lawyers for the NFL and the NFLPA spent 13 hours together Tuesday in New York City finishing most of the final draft of the new potential CBA, as recounted by NFL.com’s Albert Breer, the next obvious question is: Will the players accept it?

Team representatives from all 32 teams and the NFLPA’s executive committee* are expected to meet Wednesday in Washington to discuss and possibly sign on to the new CBA, but Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter is hearing that ratification isn’t necessarily an easy step and that the players have “no plans to rubber stamp it.”

Writes Trotter: “Some reps are expecting a spirited debate … Some players feel they finally have leverage and they want to use it.”

*The executive committee, though, won’t make a decision Tuesday night on if it will recommend the CBA to the players.

If the players do approve it by Wednesday, sending it to the plaintiffs of the Brady v NFL case (the plaintiffs also would have to approve it), the owners could vote to pass it at their meeting Thursday in Atlanta.

Assuming that passes, the lockout then would be over, and teams could begin preparing for what promises to be a quick free-agency period.

But for now, we still have a ways to go before that happens. And if the players WERE to vote against the new CBA, it’s hard to comprehend how disappointing that decision would be.

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Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:48 pm
 

What should happen Wednesday and Thursday

They better rubber stamp this agreement because if they don't everybody starts losing money.  If the owners are losing money how are the players going to get paid?  Players are not at an advantage and better take this deal and start getting paid because bills keep coming check or no check.Cool


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