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Earlier today, we talked on air with Baltimore Ravens player representative Domonique Foxworth about the state of the NFL labor negotiations. Here's a transcript and video of the conversation.
The toughest part of the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations never had anything to do with the rookie wage scale, an 18-game season or increased benefits to players.
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I'm not sure why they've been so scared, but if the owners want to do a deal with the players, who clearly have the leverage now, they have to show them the books.
The NFL and the players' union have agreed on a seven-day extension of the collective bargaining agreement, said a person with knowledge of the talks.
The NFL and the player's union are locked in a battle over the collective bargaining agreement that was supposed to end Friday morning at midnight - but was extended. Issues on the table include dividing up the $9 billion in revenues, medical treatment and pensions for players, as well as number of games played.
Now that they're done extending the extension, it's time to talk the real issues. Because of the leverage of decertification and their advantage in front of the judge in the court they would file an antitrust lawsuit in, the players have essentially stopped the owners from being able to lock them out.
The idea that the owners and the union have extended the Collective Bargaining Agreement for another day is a huge win for the NFL Players Association.
Throughout the day, we'll be following what is scheduled to be the final day before the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement expires.
I have spoken to so many football fans that have told me they would love to be a fly on the wall where the NFL negotiations are taking place. I thought that myself so I figured why not talk to someone who has participated in one of the most contentious NFL labor talks? I decided to speak with Susan Tose Spencer.
The NFL lost a major piece of leverage in the labor negotiations last night when federal judge David S. Doty ruled that the NFL's extensions with its television partners, that included payments made even during a work stoppage, were not negotiated in good faith.
For 15 years, Gary Takahashi has made some of the most bold calls in the sports autograph world. From his office in Kaneohe, Hawaii, he determines whose John Hancock he can sell at a premium price and offers guaranteed cash, sometimes in the seven-figure range. The players that Takahashi’s company, GT Sports Marketing, does deals with are usually the most marketable guys in the draft. So who did he sign to exclusive deals this year? Well, they all played their ball in Alabama.
There has been much ado about Carmelo Anthony heading to the New York Knicks and significantly less buzz when news broke earlier today (Wednesday) that the New Jersey Nets had acquired Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams.
Last week, we had SI Swimsuit cover model Irina Shayk at CNBC. While she was here, we of course took a couple photos and launched a caption contest. We received plenty of entries, but gastroenterologist Jason Klapman submitted three stellar captions, we thought we'd use them all.
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As the March 4th deadline approaches for a collective bargaining agreement to be reached between the National Football League Players Association and the NFL, the Greenbay Packers' president and CEO told CNBC Wendesday he is confident an agreement can happen.
On Tuesday, we had Irina Shayk. new SI Swimsuit cover model in studio. We had some trouble writing some captions for these photos. You come up with the best ones, we'll credit you on the blog tomorrow.TBA
Former Auburn University Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton has signed a shoe and apparel deal with Under Armour.
Cam Newton’s media workout yesterday in San Diego was by most accounts a stellar performance. Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, now an ESPN analyst, said scouts “would have been slobbering.” And while it might start to move him up the draft boards, the workout could also help the Heisman Trophy winner up the ante in the biggest marketing battle over an NFL Draft pick since Reggie Bush five years ago.
In the public relations battle between NFL owners and the NFL Players Association, no one is winning. That’s according to a poll conducted by media agency Optimum/OMD released exclusively to CNBC.