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NFL owners vote to approve settlement

Posted on: July 21, 2011 7:00 pm
Edited on: July 21, 2011 7:45 pm
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Posted by Eye on Football Staff

ATLANTA -- After a 10-minute break turned into a lengthy evening siesta that unnerved more than a number of NFL reporters, the NFL owners voted to pass a resolution approving settlement of the Brady v. NFL lawsuit, according to the NFL Network.

"The clubs approved an agreement that was negotiated with the players this afternoon," Commissioner Roger Goodell said at his press conference following the vote. "In addition to approving that agreement we also approved a supplemental revenue sharing system for the next 10 years (with no opt-out by either the owners or players during that time).

"With this ratification and with the ratification of the NFLPA board, we will be prepared to open training facilities beginning on this Saturday. We will then be prepared to start the new league year Wednesday, subject to the full membership of the players, ratifying the agreement and recertifying as a union."

So while the four-game preseason schedule and the subsequent regular season appear safe, the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, has been cancelled.

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"Obviously, you know that we're all under a time constraint," Goodell said. "That's one of the reasons we worked to get this agreement completed tonight. We are unfortunately going to have to cancel the Hall of Fame Game this year. The time is just too short, and we feel it's important for all 32 teams to be operating with the same number of preseason games and also starting camp at the same date. … But the [Hall of Fame] ceremonies will go on."

NFL attorney Jeff Pash explained what will happen after the NFLPA ratifies.

"Once the ratification process has been completed, there would be a period where the players would come, you do their physicals, get your rosters in order," Pash said. 'Teams could begin signing their own players -- their draftees and the like -- with the contracts sort of being in a state of suspended animation.

"What would you have is an opening of the new league year perhaps on next Wednesday, July 27."

This means that the ball is now firmly in the players' court; the NFLPA has an 8:00 PM conference call scheduled.

"I just spoke to DeMaurice [Smith] 20 minutes ago," Goodell said. "He's going to go take care of his business."

In a sign of where things still stand, though, it's important to note that this does not mean everything's finished.

"To clarify: NFL Owners Ratify PROPOSAL to end LOCKOUT," NFLPA spokesman George Atallah tweeted during Goodell's announcement.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:40 am
 

NFL owners vote to approve settlement

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Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 1:38 am
 

NFL owners vote to approve settlement

My business partners all agreed to make an offer to the employees who are on strike. Done deal!  
The employeees don't know the offer yet, but let's pat ourselves on the back for all our hard work to come to an internal agreement.

LOL NFL What a joke.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: July 22, 2011 12:36 am
 

NFL owners vote to approve settlement

bottom line here is that the owners are going to make a crapload of money, the best players are going to make top dollar, and everyone else is going to make what they deserve or less.  Welcome to capitalism.




Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: July 21, 2011 11:28 pm
 

NFL owners vote to approve settlement

hey KLM, time to put the meth pipe down and reach out for help.



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: July 21, 2011 11:12 pm
 

NFL owners vote to approve settlement

      
;     &nbs
p;   IT'S TIME FOR A FOOTBALL FAN LOCKOUT!!!

How come not one thing in these lock out negotiations has been for the fans?  Ticket prices are still going to be the same, some stadiums are even raising prices.  How about the outrageous price fans have to pay for parking, and when have you every paid less than $8 for a decent size beer?   The NFL fans are the ones that bring in the money for the owners and players, yes I know advertisement dollars are a big part of it too, but if no one is going to the games believe me it will hurt the owners and players where it counts, their wallets. Seriously, I know that we live in a pussified country now and most fans are more worried about what their next stupid tattoo is going to be then wanting to take a stand, but that is the only way peoples take notice and can force a change.  That's what the players did, so why can't the fans do it?   We could if we all came together, but now that I think about it, we can't even get together as a country to stop buying gas for a day to force the Oil companies to lower the gas prices.  Not to mention, if were talking about football fans, that means we have to involve the Philadelphia Eagles fans and everyone knows that is not a group we want involved in anything where we have to look like decent intelligent people.  I mean were talking about Eagles fans, they are already looked upon as being morally corrupt and , then you throw in the fact that most of them are ignorant morons that support a psychotic scum bag that killed more innocent dogs and animals than all serial killers known to man in the last 40 years.  Seriously, anyone that supports Michael Vick and is to stupid to know why he or she shouldn't, is obviously ignorant and not someone we want backing our cause.

I think if we could get half or more of the people with season tickets and the same for the regular football fan that attends games now and then, we could really force the owners and the league to do something for the fans.  I think free parking at every stadium would be a good start and something that would be easy to do, not to mention it's not costing the owners or the league anything to make that change.  In fact if we were getting are parking for free, I'm sure that money would more than likely be spent inside the stadium anyway, but it would be the fans choice and that is better than nothing. 

I'm just an average guy and football fan with a construction worker like mentality (obviously by the way I write), but I'm not afraid to speak my mind or back something that I feel strongly about or that make sense, and this makes sense.  We the average football fan has been getting screwed over for years and it's about time we get something back besides the game being played and not always that good as far as some of the lesser teams are concerned.  Maybe someone that already had this idea in their head and has the ability to get a fan lock out started will take this as a good reason to pursue it further and we can all get behind him and make it happen.  People use to do protest or walk out all the time in the 70's and a lot of the time it worked and I don't see any reason why it can't work in this day and age, especially since we have advance technology and a bigger population of fans on our side. 

If someone is willing to take the first step in getting the ball rolling towards a fan lock out, please contact me because I would be more than willing to help out the best way I can.




Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: July 21, 2011 11:05 pm
 

NFL owners vote to approve settlement

The owners voted to force the players to do something. At the moment, the players
"union" is fracturing and the very real threat of missing pay checks is beginning to hit home. DeMaurice Smith and his lawyers don't give a crap about the minimum wage guys that make up most of the rosters. As long as the names are happy and they can make more cash then they'll drag it out.

All those FAs that need to get signed somewhere will be ready to get this done and back to playing football.

In the end, what choice do the players have?




Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: July 21, 2011 11:04 pm
 

NFL owners vote to approve settlement

      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
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nbsp;    IT'S TIME FOR A FOOTBALL FAN LOCKOUT!!!

How come not one thing in these lock out negotiations has been for the fans?  Ticket prices are still going to be the same, some stadiums are even raising prices.  How about the outrageous price fans have to pay for parking, and when have you every paid less than $8 for a decent size beer?   The NFL fans are the ones that bring in the money for the owners and players, yes I know advertisement dollars are a big part of it too, but if no one is going to the games believe me it will hurt the owners and players where it counts, their wallets.
Seriously, I know that we live in a pussified country now and most fans are more worried about what their next stupid tattoo is going to be then wanting to take a stand, but that is the only way peoples take notice and can force a change.  That's what the players did, so why can't the fans do it?   We could if we all came together, but now that I think about it, we can't even get together as a country to stop buying gas for a day to force the Oil companies to lower the gas prices.  Not to mention, if were talking about football fans, that means we have to involve the Philadelphia Eagles fans and everyone knows that is not a group we want involved in anything where we have to look like decent intelligent people.  I mean were talking about Eagles fans, they are already looked upon as being morally corrupt and , then you throw in the fact that most of them are ignorant morons that support a psychotic scum bag that killed more innocent dogs and animals than all serial killers known to man in the last 40 years.  Seriously, anyone that supports Michael Vick and is to stupid to know why he or she shouldn't, is obviously ignorant and not someone we want backing our cause.

I think if we could get half or more of the people with season tickets and the same for the regular football fan that attends games now and then, we could really force the owners and the league to do something for the fans.  I think free parking at every stadium would be a good start and something that would be easy to do, not to mention it's not costing the owners or the league anything to make that change.  In fact if we were getting are parking for free, I'm sure that money would more than likely be spent inside the stadium anyway, but it would be the fans choice and that is better than nothing. 

I'm just an average guy and football fan with a construction worker like mentality (obviously by the way I write), but I'm not afraid to speak my mind or back something that I feel strongly about or that make sense, and this makes sense.  We the average football fan has been getting screwed over for years and it's about time we get something back besides the game being played and not always that good as far as some of the lesser teams are concerned.  Maybe someone that already had this idea in their head and has the ability to get a fan lock out started will take this as a good reason to pursue it further and we can all get behind him and make it happen.  People use to do protest or walk out all the time in the 70's and a lot of the time it worked and I don't see any reason why it can't work in this day and age, especially since we have advance technology and a bigger population of fans on our side. 

If someone is willing to take the first step in getting the ball rolling towards a fan lock out, please contact me because I would be more than willing to help out the best way I can.




Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: July 21, 2011 10:37 pm
 

NFL owners vote to approve settlement

This just shows how moronic some wanna be fans are. DavidO....you live near DC but say you back the Steelers. what....your not going to go to any Redskin games.
Just a hater with no sense of humor.

The pressure is now on the players to recertify so we can move forward to opur fantasy leagues.
That just shows how much you really know about football.

Some people should just stick to the general board where the topics don't tax their brains so much.

Typical hater message, adds absolutely no value to the discussion in terms of humor or information and goes into a personal; attack.

Here is one person who does believe the owners vote puts pressure on the players to recertify:



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