It was an interesting couple of days, but once again the mediation session between the NFL and the players is on hiatus.
Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the talks have ended after two days. The good news, if there is any, is that this round of talks wasn’t scheduled to last more than two days.
NFL general counsel Jeff Pash told Breer that mediation will resume in June, after the June 3 hearing before the Eighth Circuit on the appeal of Judge Nelson’s ruling lifting the lockout.
By then, Judge David Doty likely will have issued a ruling on the “lockout insurance” damages. Though that decision also will be subject to appeal by the Eighth Circuit, it could help the two sides better understand the total financial portion of what would be a fair labor deal, especially in the short term.
And so we’ll return to covering, well, nothing. Unless someone else wants to ride a bull for 1.5 (nano)seconds.