After missing Monday’s bargaining session at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in D.C., NFLPA outside counsel Jeffrey Kessler will be rejoining the party on Tuesday, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
Earlier in the day, Kessler said in an e-mail to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal that Kessler had a scheduling conflict due to another client.
Either the excuse is cover for being benched for a day, or it reflects poor planning by Kessler, given his central role in this process and the long-known likelihood that something would be happening on Monday, March 7, only three days after the labor deal was due to expire.
The fun starts at 9:00 a.m. ET. Let’s hope they have enough energy to make it through lunch.