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NFL owners propose new labor deal, players do not vote Thursday

So close, yet (potentially) so far away.

Thursday night the 32 NFL owners approved a proposed 10-year labor deal with the NFL Players Association that would end the 132-day lockout, the longest  in the history of the league. However, the uplifting spirit of the breaking news was quickly lost when the players completed their two-hour conference call without voting to ratify the deal.

Owners voted 31-0 to accept the proposed labor agreement, with only the Oakland Raiders abstaining, yet there are still large hurdles that must be cleared to lift the lockout and get the 2011 season underway.

According to the Players Association, there were a handful of aspects that were added on late to the agreement that the players had not agreed to. The players are expected to vote Friday, but according to sources there is still negotiating to do, and the lockout will not be lifted.

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July 22, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I’m just surprised that they still haven’t been able to get a deal done. I thought Thursday was the day. Well, I guess not. There’s still a lot of things unsettled and Peter King said we are looking a mayhem filled weekend. I’ve definitely gotten tired of this but the prospect of the NFL season upon us is too much not to be excited about. It’s going to be interesting to see how things pan out over the weekend and when a deal does get done. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I’d love to hear what you have to say

    Comment by Chris Ross | July 22, 2011 | Reply

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