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Jeffrey Kessler is back in the building

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As Florio mentioned this morning, the big guns on the owner’s side are arriving on Thursday for perhaps the most crucial day of labor negotiations yet.

The NFLPA is bringing back one of their most talked-about hired guns as well.

NFLPA outside counsel Jeffrey Kessler is back in the building Thursday, according to multiple reports coming from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Kessler, seen as a divisive presence by some owners, was kept on the bench for the first three days of the week.

Here’s what Florio wrote on Kessler Wednesday:  “We think that the union is keeping him in town so that the league will worry that, if progress isn’t made, Kessler could show up.”

Well, progress hasn’t been made.  It’s time to put any remaining cards on the table.

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19 Responses to “Jeffrey Kessler is back in the building”
  1. jw731 says: Mar 10, 2011 10:42 AM

    Is he made of Kryptonite?

  2. 3octaveFart says: Mar 10, 2011 10:43 AM

    Here we go, flip-flopping between “they’re close” and “they’re miles apart” stories again…

    I’m getting the distinct impression you guys don’t have the first clue what’s going on.

  3. eagleswin says: Mar 10, 2011 10:50 AM

    I don’t know about anyone else but I am expecting decertification at this point. I also expect the courts to recognize the farce that decertifying would be. Kessler sees even more $$ than the players. Win or lose, he wins.

    Stop dragging this out. Start the process. After all you can’t reform and install DeSmith as the head until 6 months from that date.

  4. riverhorsey says: Mar 10, 2011 10:55 AM

    Progress is being made but Kessler is in to quash the 18 game season.

    which is fine. if that’s the sticking point the owners need to get over it.

  5. purpleman527 says: Mar 10, 2011 10:56 AM

    Where is Kessler’s picture? I mean, every other story you posted it.

  6. dukemarc says: Mar 10, 2011 11:02 AM

    Did he come into the building to the sound of the “Imperial March”?

  7. djteknision1200 says: Mar 10, 2011 11:03 AM

    All the media want to seem as if they have some BREAKING NEWS on this situation. It is quite obvious that no one knows what the hell is going on. I am getting a bit tired of the over kill of information. How about there is no report until Friday when they either say A NEW DEAL HAS BEEN REACHED or LOCKOUT, because really everything in between doesn’t really matter to the casual football fan!!

  8. chapnastier says: Mar 10, 2011 11:05 AM

    @ 30octave

    We don’t agree on much but I think you are 100% right on that one!

  9. eatingcereal says: Mar 10, 2011 11:13 AM

    I have never seen Kessler’s name mentioned on any other website other then this one. And please, find another picture. He looks like someone on To Catch a Predator.

  10. dontouchmyjunk says: Mar 10, 2011 11:15 AM

    @3octave… They never once said “they’re close”. What has been mentioned on some posts is that they’ve “made progress”.

  11. weswelkerspornstash says: Mar 10, 2011 11:22 AM

    Would Kessler be the Gimp or Winston Wolf, in this scenario?

  12. thefiesty1 says: Mar 10, 2011 11:22 AM

    Too bad. They “appear” to be making better progress without him. I think he just posses off the owners.

  13. 3octaveFart says: Mar 10, 2011 11:24 AM

    chapnastier says: Mar 10, 2011 11:05 AM

    “@ 30octave
    We don’t agree on much but I think you are 100% right on that one!”

    Just like yesterday, they ran a story titled:
    “NFLPA wants more financial information than it needs”
    ..and then only hours later ran another titled:
    “The league needs to give up more than profit information”

    We’re being played…

  14. 3octaveFart says: Mar 10, 2011 11:47 AM

    dontouchmyjunk says: Mar 10, 2011 11:15 AM

    “@3octave… They never once said “they’re close”.”

    Yes they have, repeatedly – and by “they” I’m talking about PFT.

  15. maddawcyl says: Mar 10, 2011 11:56 AM

    Question:

    Do you think the players would place their endorsement money into a pool to split with the owners?

  16. josefromvictorville says: Mar 10, 2011 11:59 AM

    Kessler is also negotiating for the NBA players association. He is double dipping. He wants a lockout. He’ll get paid for cash. He in effect will become the leader of the NFLPA. Have you seen all the litigation he’s done against the league in the past?

  17. josefromvictorville says: Mar 10, 2011 12:00 PM

    I have never seen Kessler’s name mentioned on any other website other then this one. And please, find another picture. He looks like someone on To Catch a Predator.

    —-

    the footballphds talked about him a while back on their site

  18. clintonportisheadd says: Mar 10, 2011 12:51 PM

    chapnastier says: Mar 10, 2011 11:05 AM

    @ 30octave

    We don’t agree on much but I think you are 100% right on that one!

    ————

    Lets make it 3 for 3.

    PFT looks like it took a page from the ESPN book of reporting. Get two reporters who have a “source” for each side of a story and when it finally goes down claim credit you had the story!

  19. clintonportisheadd says: Mar 10, 2011 12:54 PM

    More and more it seems that Kessler is Jodie Foster to MF’s John Hinckley.

    Get over the obsession already!

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