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Report: Thursday's bargaining session canceled

Posted on: February 9, 2011 9:25 pm
Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith. Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Late last week, we got word that the NFL and the NFLPA would hold two bargaining sessions this week (following another session last Saturday), and obviously, most of us felt that was a reason for optimism. Considering the March 3 finale of the current CBA is drawing nigh, the more bargaining sessions the better.

Which makes the report tonight from’s Jason La Canfora rather disappointing. According to La Canfora, a second day of negotiations between both sides has been canceled.

The owners and the union met for an extended time today and then decided to bag Thursday’s session. As La Canfora points out, the cancelation isn’t necessarily unusual in labor negotiations like this. But still, it’s probably not a great result.

More from La Canfora:

In an interview with "Fox News Sunday" that aired the morning of Super Bowl XLV, Goodell called drug testing a key issue in labor talks. …

Outlining major sticking points, Goodell talked about revenue division, rookie salaries and benefits for retired players.

"We want to continue on with the integrity of the game, which is my No. 1 issue," Goodell said, adding the league wants to make sure "we have the best drug program in sports."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:43 pm
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Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 9:21 am

Report: Thursday's bargaining session canceled

I keep hearing what the NFL and owners are wanting, but what are the union and players asking for in this deal? 

Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2011 8:46 am

Report: Thursday's bargaining session canceled

funny how goodell is the one ruining the integrity of the game. wonder if this deal woulda been done with anyone different than him

Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2011 1:43 am

The best!

Roger's definition of "the best" must mean that it's best because it catches almost no one and thus allows NFL players to use as many PEDs as humanly possible.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2011 1:22 am

Report: Thursday's bargaining session canceled

Goodel says they have the best drug program in sports??? LMAO 

THANKS FOR THE LAUGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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