Warning, Cautioning not to assume the lockout will be over by the weekend, NFL Players Association president Kevin Mawae said his group is “not tied” to a deadline for getting a deal done in the next 24 hours.
Our only goal today is to see what is on the table, and discuss outlying issues, Mawae said. The only timeline that we may need is one which gives us the best deal for the players—today, tomorrow or whatever it might be.
The NFLPA’s representatives of all 32 teams were meeting in Washington, prepared to review and vote on a full agreement — if they received it by late Wednesday, according to AP Sports writer Barry Wilner.
Now according to Yahoo sports writer Chris Chase, seventy five former NFL players have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court this week, alleging that the league has covered up the harmful effects of concussions since the 1920s.
I’m not sure if the latest news about the former players lawsuit by itself will cause a ripple effect through out the labor negotations. which currently is getting ready to be voted on by both sides.
Hopefully the language in the latest agreement being reviewed by both parties is acceptable, and neither will not let the current lawsuits filed by retired players to be a major factor as to when or even if there will be a 2011 season at all.