The plaintiffs in the Tom Brady v. NFL lawsuit are planning a conference call for tonight, but that does not mean they’re going to approve a settlement as part of a new deal between the players and the owners.
The plans for the conference call were reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, but they also report that the sides are still far enough apart that finalizing the deal Thursday would be close to impossible.
Negotiations are ongoing today and scheduled to continue tomorrow. If a deal isn’t done tomorrow, the sides plan to keep negotiating through the weekend without the help of mediator Arthur Boylan, who is scheduled to leave for a vacation on Saturday.
A done deal, according to the report, is unlikely before next week.