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No NFL Lockout For At Least One More Day

Roger Goodell

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

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

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  1. jeremy March 3, 2011

    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.

    1. iltarion March 4, 2011

      Hahaha…. right?