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NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:00 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 12:08 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson



The 32 NFLPA reps voted unanimously to approve the CBA on Monday afternoon, according to NFLPA spokesman George Atallah.

NFL Labor

That's right. The NFL is back.

"It's been a long time coming, and football is back -- that's the great news for everybody," Roger Goodell said at a press conference in front of the NFLPA offices. "I want to thank [DeMaurice Smith] and all of the players for their leadership and securing the long-term future of the game. Having a 10-year agreement is extraordinarily great for our game and most importantly our fans."

There are still a few steps before the deal is "officially" official, of course. This includes recertification as well as the approvement of the settlement. But for all intents and purposes were are ready to roll with the 2011 NFL season.

"This is a long time coming," Jerry Richardson said. "I would like to say what a pleasure it's been to work with the players in this negotiation."

Patriots owner Bob Kraft offered perhaps the best perspective on the entire situation, however.

"On behalf of both sides, I'd like to apologize to the fans," Kraft said, before complimenting the deal and the two sides for their work.

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Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 3:26 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

Robert Craft is a CLASS ACT!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 3:11 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

Give 10% of the legal bill and I 'll buy the Mets.





Since: Jul 20, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 3:01 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

owners version of course ... very fair ... the near week of delay was for ????? .. what



Since: Jul 20, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:58 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

IRREGARDLESS .. your post is / and your posts overall are ... outstanding ... the players have approved the agreement some representatives of their association had referred to as illegal ... these same representatives felt the owners had tride to pull a quick one ... good grief ....



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:20 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

The Oakland Rep should have abstained in keeping with the organization.


Let's sign some FA and play some football.



Since: Jul 18, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:19 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

Love it, This week of FA could be one of the best for FF players.




Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:17 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

they did use terms like hookwinked and bamboozeled.  they r just quoting from the spike lee movie X. They need to get original and start thinking for themselves.  



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:13 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

I thought the players were hoodwinked?  No, they were just stupid.  They could have done this on Wednesday, but choose to show their behinds again.  Oh well, better late than never.


Just like the media, and some stupid posters here did in supporting the continued make believe coming from the Players and their Union.




Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:11 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

Awesome!  Now let's trade Romo!



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:11 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

About damn time!!  Now let the free agent frenzy begin!  I could give a rats a$$ who got the better of the deal, all I care about is we fans have football back!!


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