Vikings guard Steve Hutchinson, who serves as the team’s representative to the NFLPA*, shared an intriguing — and encouraging — observation with Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Said Hutchinson: “I think there will be some good news coming out tomorrow.”
Hutchinson’s remarks come amid rampant reports that the NFLPA* Executive Committee and then the board of player representatives (including Hutchinson) will vote Monday to recommend acceptance of the labor deal passed by the owners last week, presumably with some tweaking.
It’s widely believed that, if the Executive Committee and the board of player representatives vote to recommend the deal, the players overwhelming will vote to accept it.
Notwithstanding the optimism, Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco earlier characterized the reports of a looming deal as the figment of the media’s imagination.
“Can we not seeing [sic] what the media is doing?” Ochocinco said on Twitter. “Hype up a deal will be done n when it’s not it further angers the public perception of players!!!!”
Apparently, this is one situation in which Ochocinco’s media company, OCNN, has missed the boat. Or, perhaps more accurately, the plane to Washington on which the members of the Executive Committee reportedly are flying.