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Owners vote to end lockout!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by SDRaiderH8er, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    Breaking News: Owners vote 31-0 to settle litigation; first step taken in new CBA - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports

    Scott Hanson and Albert Breer of the NFL Network are reporting that the NFL owners have voted to ratify the settlement terms of the litigation that would be the first step in bringing forth a new agreement. The vote took place just before 7:00 PM EST on Thursday, and the NFL Network's Rich Eisen reports that the vote was 31-0, with the Oakland Raiders abstaining.

    It was perhaps the most overwhelming initiative from the owners' side when it came to a settlement agreement or new collective bargaining agreement in the history of the league, and it sets the table for the players to vote on the global settlement put in front of them to put to bed the Brady v. NFL, collusion, and lockout insurance lawsuits. The NFLPA will have a conference call at 8:00 PM EST to discuss the offer on the table, how to re-certify as a union, and how best to go forward.

    "The clubs approved an agreement that was negotiated with the players this afternoon," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a Thursday press conference. "In addition to approving that agreement, we also approved a supplemental revenue sharing system for the next 10 years. With this ratification, and the ratification of the NFLPA board, we will be prepared to open the training facilities beginning this Saturday. We will then be prepared to start the new league year next Wednesday, subject to the full membership of the players ratifying the agreement and re-certifying as a union."

    Goodell also said that the 2011 Hall of Fame game, which was to feature the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams on August 7, has been cancelled due to complications brought about by time constraints. The first actual preseason games would begin on Thursday, August 11.

    "There's certainly a major effort made to get everybody knowledgeable and familiar with the CBA," Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told Breer after the owners meetings adjourned. "Obviously, there was a tremendous amount of give and take to get this agreement with the players. And you have questions — the owners had a lot of questions about the give part, for sure, in the negotiations. That's what you expect. Certainly, they felt that the process gave everybody the best chance to do what the players and the league wanted to do, and that's to have a better game for the fans."

    Through the day, DeMaurice Smith and Roger Goodell have been talking to resolve all outstanding issues, but it's important to note that the owners have essentially voted on their own proposal -- now, it's up to the NFLPA to meet them halfway.

    It's not the final step, but it's a big one. Stay tuned for more news through the evening as we know.
     
  2. Blue Bolt

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    Report: De Smith tells player reps there is “no agreement” with NFL
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 21, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT


    To put a twist on T.O.’s catch phrase, get your cold water ready.

    After several days in which it looked like the NFLPA* was making an eleventh-hour power play against the league, it could be that the league is trying to make a twelfth-hour power play against the NFLPA*.

    And it looks like it won’t work.

    On the heels of an ominous e-mail that was directed by an unknown sender (likely Jeffrey Kessler) to unknown recipients (likely the board of player representatives), Jim Trotter of SI.com and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen have obtained a copy of the e-mail sent by NFLPA* executive director DeMaurice Smith to the board of player representatives.

    Here’s the full text, as Trotter posted on Twitter, with edits to make it more easily readable.

    “As you know the Owners have ratified their proposal to settle our differences,” the e-mail states. “It is my understanding they are forwarding it to us. As you may have heard, they apparently approved a supplemental revenue sharing proposal. Obviously, we have not been a part of those discussions. As you know from yesterday, issues that need to be collectively bargained remain open other issues such as workers compensation, economic issues and end of deal terms remain unresolved. There is no agreement between the NFL and the Players at this time. I look forward to our call tonight.”

    Gulp.

    Folks, there’s no way the NFLPA* will be approving the deal tonight or passing it along to the players for a vote. And once the league has to start canceling preseason weeks and not just one preseason game, real money is going to disappear — and the chances of getting a deal done will diminish.
     
  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    **** all of them.
     
  4. FCBolt

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    Even Philip Rivers?
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Now that you mention it, ESPECIALLY Philip Rivers.
     

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