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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: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:10 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

Are you ready for some football?
No, I'm not. I'm very disappointed.



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:08 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

Finally it over we get back to enjoying football that all that needs to be said




Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:07 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY



Since: Jul 21, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:07 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

"Thats how we do it in the hood"- from The Other Guys



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:06 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

Did they approve their own version of a CBA or did they approve the owners version approved last week?



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:05 pm
 

NFLPA votes to unanimously approve CBA

Its about freakin time!!!! Are you ready for some football? Cool I'd love to see a copy of their contract to see which side got shafted more. No way both sides got what they wanted. Does anyone know where one could go and look at it? I would assume that it will be made public at some point.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:04 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. 


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