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Report: NFL, NFLPA financial gap under $700M

Posted on: March 10, 2011 1:27 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Though there's some discord amongst owners about opening up the books, as our Mike Freeman reported Thursday, there's still apparently progress being made in the labor discussions between the NFL and NFLPA.

Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the two sides have gotten the revenue sharing gulf that separates them down to $700 million. That seems kind of pedantic, because it's a lot of money, but it does signify movement -- originally it began at $1 billion and was later reported to be around the $750-$800 million range.

Mark Maske of the Washington Post also reports that the number is "substantially" under the $700 million mark.

What makes this interesting is that earlier this week, the NFLPA said it wouldn't give up "$1 more" without some more financial transparency from the league.
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While the gap shortening doesn't necessarily preclude the NFLPA sitting tight, it does seem to indicate some sort of compromise, and probably means that the owners providing some information to the union at least helped shorten the gap.

Again, even if they're down to $500 million, there's still a huge gap between the two sides. But as the clock winds down on the deadline for mediation, seeing significant progress on one of the three major issues at least provides a glimmer of hope for those that don't want to see football played out in a courtroom.

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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 3:44 pm
 

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