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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:18 PM
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Lawyers in NFL Labor Dispute Meet
Source: AP

By BARRY WILNER

NEW YORK (AP) - Less than two weeks before some training camps are scheduled to open, the NFL remains in labor limbo.

Lawyers for the two sides met Monday in New York to clarify language from previous discussions. Several issues are close to resolution, the most significant being the split of total revenues between owners and players.

But snags involving a rookie wage scale, free agency rules and benefits for retired players have slowed the process. While the league's negotiators hope they can present a new collective bargaining agreement to all the owners at their July 21 meeting in Atlanta, not striking a deal before then figures to cause postponement of the start of training camps, and probably cancellation of the Hall of Fame game Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio.

The St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears are set to play in that game, and both teams planned to open training camp at the end of next week.


Read more: http://sports.excite.com/news/07112011/v0765.html
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:10 PM
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1. "St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears are set to play in that game"
Edited on Mon Jul-11-11 09:10 PM by awoke_in_2003
won't be missing much :)
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