According to the NFLPA, we’re going to hear a lot less “he said, she said” regarding the next set of labor negotiations.
“Our ultimate goal is a new CBA,” NFLPA spokesman George Atallah wrote on Twitter. “I will not discuss any details about the next set of negotiations. We are observing a strict media blackout.”
We think this is a positive step, as long as both sides follow through. It is very difficult to stop the flow of leaked information to the media, but a genuine attempt can only help a deal get done. (Even if it makes PFT’s job tougher.)
If this media blackout was in place last week, we may never have had a prolonged discussion on Panthers owner Jerry Richardson last week. And then we would have missed out on Michael Silver’s take on Richardson on PFT Live Thursday.
(Snuck that one in out of nowhere, huh?)