One week after the meeting in Indianapolis, a smaller group of NFL owners met Wednesday in a western suburb of Chicago.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were among those who arrived in the Chicago area on Tuesday before leaving Wednesday. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was also believed to be present.
The men flew in and out of DuPage Airport, a small airport that handles private jets. We could try to speculate what the men were discussing beyond “labor strategy” but the reality is we just don’t know. For fans looking for a kernel of optimism, it’s a good sign that the big boys are talking in advance of Friday’s appeal. We wonder who else was in the area, if anyone.
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear an appeal regarding whether the lockout will be lifted on Friday, June 3.