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Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:37 pm
Edited on: May 17, 2011 5:00 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Mediation between the NFL and NFLPA resumed Tuesday, under the awkward cloud of the NFL's recent win at the Court of Appeals. But it didn't last long. DeMaurice Smith, Roger Goodell and U.S. Judge Magistrate Arthur Boylan left for lunch in the early afternoon (and returned quickly -- take that for what it's worth), and shortly thereafter, at about 2:15 pm EST, mediation adjourned for the day.

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Per Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the two sides were not returning for a Wednesday session. However, don't let that fool you into thinking negotiations are totally dead. 

NFL general counsel Jeff Pash told Breer that the two sides would return for further mediation on June 7, after the June 3 Court of Appeals hearing.

"We owe it our game, we owe it to our fans we owe it to ourselves, the league and players, to sit down and talk," Pash said, per Breer.

Neither side discussed any specifics, though Hall of Famer Carl Eller said he believes this week's session included progress. Eller represents retired players.

As mentioned earlier, much of the remaining available leverage hinges on Judge David Doty's ruling on the TV lockout fund.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.
Comments

Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:10 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

The players don't have the fight to stay in this too much longer. Many of these knuckle heads will have to make it rain with food stamps soon. I do not feel Smith has the players best interest at heart. He comes off like a bitter old man screaming at the neighborhood kids for making too much noise while he is watching reruns of people's court. The owners have called his bluff and now will not hold high cards during this process. If they really want to play like they say they do, get to the table and get a deal done!



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

This stalemate won't end painlessly for the players. Big Money guys like the Mannings, Brady, etc. are fine. It's the MANY rank and file players that will run out cash and crumble to their knees. Until that happens this thing is going nowhere so just sit tight and wait it out. It'll end eventually like all other labor disputes but this one will take longer than most.



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

obviously they didnt learn from the trouble baseball went thru....another show of greediness from players and owners who make millions of dollars doing what they like....while people struggle around the world....this is a sad sad day for football fans players owners and sports fans in general ...now look what bball fans have to look forward  to ....



Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:14 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

Move on people. I love the NFL but I'm sick of these over paid players wanting more money. If the players don't want to play then find someone else that will. Tell then CFL starts in July and NCCA football starts soon.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

Best comment I've read.  If they want to destroy themselves, let them.  Move on people, follow college football, read a book, find other activities.  In the whole scheme of things, who cares.



Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

It's painful to say because I will sorely miss Fantasy Football.  I hope this dispute is never settled and the NFL and all the teams go bankrupt.  Goodbye NFL.  Good riddance.  No more rich players raping barflys and getting whooped by their wives.  Bring back the XFL or I'll just start watching the Arena League.  Maybe I can rent the new Cowboys Stadium for a birthday party or something. 



Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

They should kick out the lawyers and let a group of diehard fans from each team into the meetings.
Unrealistic but it would give a kick in the pants to both sides.



Since: Dec 12, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

Mr Smith is the NFLPA's version of Donald Fehr.  Anyone remember that stooge?  No world series in the late 90's under his watch.  @$$h0le



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

Packers,
What good would a boycott do as the tickets are already payed for in advance.Unless of course you live in J'ville as they already sell no tickets.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Mediation recesses Tuesday ... until June 7

But according to DeMaurice Smith the Players are going to be in mediation trying to save the NFL season.

oops...

Caught in another lie Mr. Smith.

You have a habit of that.


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