With the clock ticking down to the midnight expiration of the league’s collective bargaining agreement, Roger Goodell and the NFL’s negotiating team arrived at a federal mediator’s headquarters about 45 minutes ahead of the NFLPA.
The heart of the NFL labor negotiations has owners and players attempting to decide how to split $9 billion in annual NFL revenue. Wow. That’s quite a nice problem to have, don’t you think?
The NFL and the players’ union have made “some progress” over seven consecutive days of face-to-face meetings, “but very strong differences remain,” and negotiations will resume next week, mediator George Cohen said Thursday.
The NFL and its players’ union met before a federal mediator for the third consecutive day on Sunday, trying to find common ground for a new labor deal before the current one expires.
Negotiations to prevent an NFL lockout took a grim turn Thursday with the cancellation of the second day of a planned two-day bargaining session.