Report: Two-way opt-out was in play Sunday night

It’s still not known whether the new CBA, to which the two sides reportedly have agreed in principle, will allow the players to pull the plug early after seven of the 10 full years.

Peter King of reports that, as of Sunday night, a two-way opt-out provision was in play, with specific triggers giving either party the ability to pull the plug after only five years.

Again, it’s not known whether this provision made its way into the final deal.  But it appears that the ability to walk away will be tied to something that objectively would indicate that the deal isn’t as good as advertised.