Earlier today, we pointed out that Bob Glauber of Newsday reports that the Competition Committee passed the proposed change to the overtime rules with a vote of 6-2.
But ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that it was an 8-0 outcome.
The difference is more than two votes. Mort’s report suggests unanimity, and unanimity sends a strong message to the 32 owners. And it would send an even stronger message to those who watch what the league is doing, since the failure to pass a proposal that came out of the Competition Committee in unanimous fashion would indicate that the supposedly influential Competition Committee isn’t so influential after all.
We’re trying to find out whether it’s 8-0, 6-2, or something else. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: It’s now 2-1 that the vote was 6-2. Judy Battista of the New York Times says that Ozzie Newsome of the Ravens and Marvin Lewis of the Bengals opposed the measure.