A new collective bargaining agreement could be in place and ratified during the July 21 league meetings, ESPN reported Monday morning.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, possibly giving the league leverage in talks aimed at reaching a new labor deal.
This is what the arrogant, disruptive, and tone deaf U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals just did with its ruling.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has made its ruling: The lockout put in place by the NFL owners is legal.
Members of the NFL Players Association executive board and owners are meeting at a law firm in Manhattan in hopes of resolving a lockout that began in March.
Much of the CBA chatter over the holiday weekend focused on the fact that Jeffrey Kessler and Jim Quinn were potentially submarining positive momentum in the current CBA negotiations.
After taking the weekend off to celebrate our country’s independence, the lawyers for the owners and players resumed talks today, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith aren’t expected to be present for the negotiations until Thursday, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
As the NFL owners and the NFLPA prepare to return to the negotiating table after the three-day weekend, it seems their lives are doomed to become more complicated.
We mentioned earlier in the week that Plaxico Burress was going to speak at the NFLPA rookie symposium. Burress was there — along with many other impressive guests like Roger Goodell — to give life advice to the NFL’s youngsters.
Earlier this week, the owners met in Chicago so they could hear an update on the labor negotiations and so they could discuss where they were going in the near future.