Some NFL owners unhappy with labor deal
Though NFL owners and the NFLPA have made significant strides over the past week, a number of NFL owners have expressed their unhappiness to commissioner Roger Goodell about the deal being negotiated. It is unclear which owners have offered opposition, but the most significant points seem to be division of revenues and jurisdiction over the next collective bargaining agreement.
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June 17, 2011 09:08 pm EDT
Sports, American Football, National Football League
Though NFL owners and the NFLPA have made significant strides over the past week, a number of NFL owners have expressed their unhappiness to commissioner Roger Goodell about the deal being negotiated.
It is unclear which owners have offered opposition, but the most significant points seem to be division of revenues and jurisdiction over the next collective bargaining agreement. Some owners just want football and are willing to make more concessions than others.
The unhappy owners have apparently felt the deal was more in the players' favor since Goodell first presented it to them following the decertification of the players' union in March. The recent progress in talks has forced the NFL to address the owners' unhappiness.
The NFL scheduled an additional meeting next week to address the internal descension.
If the two sides come to an amicable agreement before mid-July, the entire preseason and regular season can still take place on time. The NFLPA wil need to recertify; 32 teams and approximately 2,000 agents would need to be debriefed on the new NFL rules; and players would need time to get in shape for the preseason.
Should the season commence, it would start with the Chicago Bears taking on the St. Louis Rams in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 7 (NBC, 8 p.m. ET) in Canton, Ohio.
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