First the shortest NFL owner’s meeting ever broke up, leaving only the ten-member labor committee in the D.C. area to continue to talk.
Roughly an hour later, many of those owners are headed home.
Steelers owner Art Rooney told NFL Network that he and other owners from the labor committee are leaving town. Other reports say that Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones have left.
It’s uncertain when mediation will continue at this point and if any owners will be in the room. There was almost no ownership involvement in the mediated talks before Wednesday, and apparently there won’t be many owners present on the final talks before the current CBA agreement runs out in roughly 28 hours.
(Unless, of course, we get an extension to all this fun.)