The NFL reportedly wants to begin the process of renegotiating a labor deal that runs through 2020. The NFL Players Association isn’t interested in any talks that would require the players to make concessions regarding the terms secured five years ago.
“Our current deal with the owners has seen the fastest and largest cap growth, cash spending and benefits to players in NFL history,” NFLPA spokesman George Atallah told PFT via email. “We see no reason to consider a renegotiation with the owners that begins with a request for any concessions from players for stadium credits — or anything else — that was agreed to in 2011.”
It’s believed that this week’s ownership meeting will address the issue of labor-deal renegotiation, and it’s expected that the league will want to expand the procedure for applying stadium credits to the gross revenues, before they are shared by the owners and the players.
Earlier this year, an arbitrator ruled that the league improperly took stadium credits under the current formula, creating a strong sense of mistrust between the players and the league — and a sense from some in the union that the NFL had essentially tried to steal money from the players.