Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hitting The Brakes - NFL Players Won't Vote Tonight

The NFL voted to approve the new CBA. Problem is that according to the players the deal contain provisions that the players did not approve. So according to the players, the NFL ratified a deal the players didn't see.

Jim Trotter of and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen have obtained a copy of the e-mail sent by NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith to the board of player representatives. Here it is:
“As you know the Owners have ratified their proposal to settle our differences,” the e-mail states. “It is my understanding they are forwarding it to us. As you may have heard, they apparently approved a supplemental revenue sharing proposal. Obviously, we have not been a part of those discussions. As you know from yesterday, issues that need to be collectively bargained remain open other issues such as workers compensation, economic issues and end of deal terms remain unresolved. There is no agreement between the NFL and the Players at this time. I look forward to our call tonight.”
So no deal tonight. In fact, the players aren't going to vote tonight.

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