No NFL Lockout For At Least One More Day

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Goodell and the boys will give it one more day.

The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to try to hash out a new collective bargaining agreement for at least one more day.

With the current CBA expiring at 11 p.m. CT tonight, a lockout was expected, which would eliminate any contact between players and teams, bar players from team facilities, and result in salary cuts for regular team employees.

However, there’s at least a little hope a deal will be struck before anyone resorts to drastic measures and the NFL offseason will go on somewhat as planned. Aaron Wilson reports the 24-hour extension could lead to a longer extension.

The negotiations haven’t gone anywhere for months, but on Tuesday a federal judge ruled the NFL’s broadcast contracts for 2011 illegal, which gave the players quite a bit of leverage. Now, the owners have the impetus to get a deal done sooner, rather than later.

If a lockout does happen, the union is expected to sue the league for antitrust violations.

This is a good sign, albeit a minor one.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

3 Comments on "No NFL Lockout For At Least One More Day"

  1. jeremy

    More time to negotiate. Pah! Like that will work.

    I suggest one side refuse to budge in anyway whatsoever and the other side flee the area. It’s a much better way to do things.

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