Don’t break out the tailgate gear just yet. An end to the NFL lockout might not be imminent. It does appears much closer than at any point in the last three months, though.
Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign.
NFL owners and players have met for a second straight day in New York, with Judge Arthur Boylan joining Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith.
The NFL and its players held talks Tuesday at a New York City hotel, seeking a resolution to the ongoing lockout. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league has no comment on the meeting, first reported by the NFL Network.
This argument is all about the staying power of the players. If they are willing to go the distance, even with the expected loss in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the NFL could actually miss some games this year.
The summer has begun, and the NFL and its locked-out players still lack an agreement to guarantee games will be played in 2011. Urgency is apparent, but just how close the situation can or will get to the delay, alteration or cancellation of the preseason – or more – remains to be seen.
The NFL and its players completed three straight days of not-so-secret “confidential settlement discussions” on Thursday and now head to an appeals court in St. Louis.
New York (AP) – Just a few days after the owners regained the momentum in the NFL labor dispute, union leader DeMaurice Smith stood before graduating seniors at the University of Maryland and gave the […]
After a key victory in court by NFL owners, the players say they aren’t panicking. Unity remains their motto. How long they can remain unified is the question being asked just about everywhere else.
NFL owners and players and their legal counsel have returned to court for another round of mediation. Commissioner Roger Goodell arrived Tuesday morning with other league leaders, and other owners entered the courthouse in separate small groups.
After a series of stinging rebukes from federal judges, the NFL has a significant, favorable ruling in hand from a higher court.
DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFL Players Association, is prepared to take the NFL lockout battle to the bitter end.
Even as his players are claiming a modest victory, if that, after Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted a preliminary injunction blocking the league’s lockout, DeMaurice Smith was more emphatic.
Sworn to secrecy about specifics of their court-ordered mediation, neither the NFL nor its players provided much insight about where they’re at in their dispute over the division of this $9 billion business.
Might the court-ordered mediation between the NFL and its players foreshadow progress toward ensuring that pro football goes on this fall? Or is it merely a formality that will yield little as long as a key legal ruling on the lockout is still pending?