Report: Roger Goodell expected at NFLPA* offices

AP

Yeah, we’re still waiting to pass along official word following the NFLPA* Executive Committee call Monday.

But we’ve got yet another positive sign to pass along.

ProPlayersInsiders announced via Twitter that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected at NFLPA* offices later this afternoon.  He will presumably be part of a press conference that announces the agreement between the NFL and the players.  (The NFLPA* “retweeted” the news.)

It’s the right way to end this mess.  While the last four months have been difficult, the two sides must now come together.

They both may not love all aspects of the deal, but that’s a sign it could be a fair one.

27 responses to “Report: Roger Goodell expected at NFLPA* offices

  1. It’s just PR, but it’s a good sign. Once this deal is done, players owners and fans alike have to remember that we’re all on the same side. We all want football, even if our motivations might be different. Once a deal is done, all will be forgiven by me. Just please make sure today goes off without a hitch.

  2. Here comes that warm and fuzzy, huggy, touchy, feely moment that everyone has been waiting for signaling labor peace. The unilateral claims of settlement were less that satisfying while watching and everyone was on pins and needles waiting for that joint conference/statement that gives us that final hug and kiss moment that signals that this marriage is done and the baby is born. Break out the Magi and gold, frankincense and myrrh, it’s a CBA.

  3. Huh, I guess the owners didn’t try to sneak in a whole bunch of stuff to screw over the players. Too bad the players couldn’t read the CBA before they opened their mouths.

  4. A soon as the NFLPA presser is done, send Roger Goodell and De Smith over to the Capital building in DC. Their country needs them, once again…

  5. First thing i read when I woke up, and it felt better waking up to that, than 2 prostitutes sleeping next to me.

  6. @downsouth49er says: Jul 25, 2011 1:02 PM

    Maybe now PFT can remove that * from NFLPA

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    Not for awhile….. Remember it takes 2 weeks to re-certify as a union. LOL

  7. The fact that BOTH sides where worried about the addition of an opt out clause is another good sign that they both feel good about the deal.

  8. So the official presser is going to be at NFLPA* headquarters, instead NFL headquarters! nother players demand I’m sure, so they can be “relevant”! Sounds like a good place for some rotten eggs and a wrist rocket! 😉

  9. YES! Here we come 7! Every other team has to live in our shadow of 6 in the mean time.

  10. Ah, there’s Roger walking the front door and De Maurice is walking over to shake hands and…What’s this? Goodell is on the ground -what an amazing turn of events!! De Smith pulls out a folding chair and hits Goodell across the back!! The Federal judge doesn’t see it…and now Jeff Saturday comes in and tosses hizzonor into next Sunday! He’s pounding on the big man. But wait…what’s this? It’s David Stern and Bud Selig coming to Roger’s rescue!! Ray Lewis is trying to commit an evil called crime on Selig – he punches the little man in the head… OH MY!!!, it’s a trick!…as many have suspected, Bud Selig’s head is just a sack of potatoes! He pulls off the disguise and… oh my, it’s Pete Rose!! And Pete now turns on HIS team.. Pete wants to ban THEM for life – a very SHORT life. Oh, this will make for some great drama at NFL Raw Winterfest (aka The Pro Bowl, $44.95 – please call your local cable provider)!!!!

  11. stonedolphin89 says: Jul 25, 2011 1:02 PM

    It’s just PR, but it’s a good sign. Once this deal is done, players owners and fans alike have to remember that we’re all on the same side. We all want football, even if our motivations might be different. Once a deal is done, all will be forgiven by me.

    All will not be forgiven by me. Some players will forever be in my mind that it took this long, needlessly.

    I do give extra credit and cheers to Foxworth (sp?) and the others who stuck with it thru those long meetings, and were at least calm & rational in public.

    The others who spouted off, for no good reason other than get attention can go to hell! Their President, Mawae (sp-I don’t care) can lead the parade. Its players like him that caused this whole mess to last so long.

    Add to that list those that filed the anti trust suit, knowing full well it would never come about.

    Pity the poor NBA players who now have to put up with Kessler.

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