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BY SAMANTHA MCCLENDON
Anchor: Salem Solomon
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It’s all about the bottom line -- the NFL Union agreed to a 7-day extension for negotiation over how to divvy up the NFL's over nine billion dollars in annual revenue. Owners want to take two billion dollars off the top as opposed to just one billion -- but players aren’t having it, and the situation could be heading for a lock out.
NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell tells ESPN what discussions look like right now.
ROGER GOODELL: “This is going to get resolved through negotiation, not through litigation. So talking is better than litigating.”
“Is there anything you guys have agreed on?”
GOODELL: “Again, in respect to the process, I really can’t get into that, but we’re obviously having a lot of dialogue. We've met for I don’t know how many days, but it’s a lot of day and we’re going to meet for more.”
And CSN Washington reports what could come next:
“The new deadline is next Friday at 5 p.m., at which point there would be four possible outcomes: A third extension, union decertification, a lock out or a deal.”
A writer for Pro Football Weekly can’t figure out the fuss, wondering, “Don’t the players make enough money anyway?”
HUB ARKUSH: “There is no reason for this to get as ugly as it has. There’s plenty of money to go around. And it’s pretty clear on how the money should be split.”
And a writer for Twaddle Magazine agrees, saying...
“...the common folk such as myself will be pissed. A millionaire demanding more money in a time where people are loosing their homes, cars and jobs most likely won’t bode well with the majority of the country.”
Still, most NFL fans would agree that they want their football. A writer for Sports Illustrated says things are looking pretty good.
“And that's about the line that seems safest to toe right now. Somewhere between optimism and realism. The two sides aren't there yet, but they're also not staring at the chasm they were at the start of Thursday's mediation session in downtown Washington.”
The New York Post reports, the owners are quote- “softening,” but they’ll still have to come up with some agreement by Friday’s deadline. SOC
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Eric Edholm and Hub Arkush dissect one of the biggest obstacles the NFL owners and NFLPA are facing in order to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement: NFL revenue.
A potential 18-game schedule may seem like a big question mark looming over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, but according to Hub Arkush and Eric Edholm, the matter is as good as settled.
It seems to be one of the simplest issues to solve, but a rookie wage scale is one of the biggest facets that must be agreed upon in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement--Hub Arkush and Eric Edholm explain.
Now that the NFLPA has applied for decertification, the legal implications have gotten as drastic as they are confusing. PFW Publisher Hub Arkush explains where the NFL goes from here.
If the owners want to continue CBA negotiations, and the players do too, what's the hold up? PFW publish Hub Arkush unpacks the status of the NFL lockout and where owners and players go from here.
On the key issues that triggered the NFL lockout, players and owners don't have an enormous gap to bridge. So why could the situation turn even uglier in the coming weeks? PFW publisher Hub Arkush explains.
Discussions of the NFL lockout finally reached the first day in a court room. And while a decision may not come from the judge for a couple of weeks, PFW's Hub Arkush and Eric Edholm break down Wednesday's legal play-by-play.
As it turns out, the differences in collective bargaining between the owners and players wasn't so vast. PFW Publisher Hub Arkush explains how they came close to an agreement, and where there's still a ways to go.
Judge Susan Nelson has lifted the NFL lockout. The status of the NFL, for the moment, is chaotic with no Collective Bargaining Agreement. PFW's Hub Arkush sorts it all out.
PFW's Hub Arkush presents the winners and losers of the first day of the NFL Draft. And Blaine Gabbert may have slid further into the draft than expected, but the team that claimed him was a big winner.