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Report: Roger Goodell expected at NFLPA* offices

Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith, 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.

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27 Responses to “Report: Roger Goodell expected at NFLPA* offices”
  1. camdenyard says: Jul 25, 2011 12:59 PM

    Better and better.

  2. stairwayto7 says: Jul 25, 2011 12:59 PM

    Must be cheese around since “THE RAT” will be there!

  3. 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. Just please make sure today goes off without a hitch.

  4. downsouth49er says: Jul 25, 2011 1:02 PM

    Maybe now PFT can remove that * from NFLPA

  5. xinellum says: Jul 25, 2011 1:02 PM

    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.

  6. vahawker says: Jul 25, 2011 1:05 PM

    Would have been done months ago if not for union’s idiocy.

  7. voiceofrealism says: Jul 25, 2011 1:09 PM

    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.

  8. rpiotr01 says: Jul 25, 2011 1:09 PM

    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…

  9. aznredneck says: Jul 25, 2011 1:09 PM

    This news has been the greatest thing since sliced bread

  10. jnbnet says: Jul 25, 2011 1:10 PM

    Does this mean I can do my happy dance?

  11. goawayeverybody says: Jul 25, 2011 1:12 PM

    :)

  12. ishallcomment says: Jul 25, 2011 1:14 PM

    way to steam Jeff Pash’s line Gregg….

  13. ishallcomment says: Jul 25, 2011 1:15 PM

    ^steal^

  14. silverhornet says: Jul 25, 2011 1:15 PM

    do the owners then have to vote on the NFLPA*’s proposal?

  15. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Jul 25, 2011 1:15 PM

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

  16. jayniner says: Jul 25, 2011 1:16 PM

    Does this mean I can stop taking “anger management” since the lockout began?

  17. dirtybird70 says: Jul 25, 2011 1:16 PM

    at this stage they can announce it via smoke signals, I don’t care. Just make it official already!

  18. dcbassguy says: Jul 25, 2011 1:17 PM

    @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

  19. studiovelo says: Jul 25, 2011 1:17 PM

    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.

  20. stinkfingers says: Jul 25, 2011 1:21 PM

    Roger Goodell sucks.

  21. brooklynbully says: Jul 25, 2011 1:23 PM

    Football!!!!!!!

  22. pappysarcasm says: Jul 25, 2011 1:28 PM

    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! ;)

  23. upperdecker19 says: Jul 25, 2011 1:29 PM

    I “dig” it!

  24. itsmammoth says: Jul 25, 2011 1:39 PM

    Nnamdi to Dallas!

  25. steel6times says: Jul 25, 2011 1:53 PM

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

  26. kevinfromphilly says: Jul 25, 2011 2:05 PM

    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)!!!!

  27. bunjy96 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:07 PM

    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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