Thursday, July 21, 2011

NFL owners vote for global settlement; players want to err on side of caution

Big Red is still a few days from 'injuries'
Don't expect NFL player representatives to quickly approve the global settlement NFL owners voted for aimed at ending the four-month lockout.

The owners voted 31-0 in Atlanta to ratify their resolution.

Several players expressed caution Thursday about diving head-first into an agreement without getting more comfortable with a 600-plus page agreement they are just beginning to try to understand.

While NFL owners were set to vote this afternoon in Atlanta - and by all accounts they will approve their end of the settlement - players could use a couple of days to absorb the proposed settlement that ultimately will shape football for at least the next 10 years.

That would push back a settlement leading to a new collective bargaining agreement as may of the owners, including Jeffrey Lurie of the Eagles, will attend the funeral this weekend of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.


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