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One owners meeting ends, another one begins

Robert Kraft, Greg Aiello

The NFL owners meeting in Chantilly, Virginia has concluded for the day.  And another smaller one has started.

That’s roughly the only concrete news we can give you with roughly 30 hours left before the current collective bargaining agreement expires.  Most owners are returning home, but the ten owners on the league’s labor committee jumped right into another meeting.

Those ten owners will presumably be in town when mediated negotiations with the NFLPA starts again, which is expected.  They have the authority to make any decisions, such as enacting a lockout.

Colts owner Jim Irsay said no decisions were made about the lockout.   (Commissioner Roger Goodell has also reportedly issued a gag order from the owners, which not all are adhering to.  Hmm.)

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the plan is to meet tomorrow and he’s waiting to hear if mediator George Cohen wants to meet tonight.  Aiello described the day’s events to ESPN as “intense.”

Greg  Bedard of the Boston Globe heard that “not much progress” has been made on the big issues.

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7 Responses to “One owners meeting ends, another one begins”
  1. rebeltitan says: Mar 2, 2011 6:29 PM

    I am tired of things that “people heard” and “anonymous sources” …. People like Beard are just trying to get their name in news

  2. alphaq2 says: Mar 2, 2011 6:35 PM

    If the union decertifies it has to be done by 4 PM tomorrow. The union likes Doty and would keep it in his hands if they decertify. 4 PM tomorrow is more than likely the real deadline.

  3. chc4 says: Mar 2, 2011 7:00 PM

    The union will decertify… that’s a done deal. Then the real negotiations begin.

  4. 2011to2020lions says: Mar 2, 2011 7:14 PM

    Either get it done or tick us off, but enough with the games, hurry up and tell us if we will have football or not!!! I for one can’t wait for the deadline to come and go either way

  5. jimr10 says: Mar 2, 2011 7:40 PM

    Put a gag order on Goodell. Show him the door would be better.

  6. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 2, 2011 7:49 PM

    There will be an extension.

    Both sides must at least be thinking that they don’t want to appear to be the bad guy here.

  7. popolover says: Mar 2, 2011 9:07 PM

    Irsay is out of his mind. He makes the inhereted owners look bad… uhmm.

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