NFL Collective Barganing Agreement. This is Bull%$*#

Seven Day Extension


The NFL Players Association and the league have agreed upon a seven-day extension of talks on a new collective bargaining agreement, one day after the sides agreed to a 24-hour extension of the expiration of the current CBA. Negotiations are set to resume Monday, with the sides taking the weekend off. The seven-day clock will not stop over the weekend, meaning both parties will have five more days of negotiations, beginning Monday and lasting through Friday, March 11. The NFLPA informed the league during Thursday's bargaining session that it would begin the decertification process on Friday, according to sources, unless the league agreed to a 10-day extension of the talks. The sides have compromised on seven days, during which they will continue mediator George H. Cohen's request not to publicly discuss details of the mediation. 


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters Friday,  "This is going to get resolved through negotiations, not through litigations."


NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said,  "When you say something about trust or when you raise issues about things like confidence, none of those things are repaired quickly." 


I don't know about you guys, but I think this is not going to be a "happily ever after" story.