NFL Lockout Talks — Updates From the Scene
9:34 AM/ET: The union has arrived. There are about ten players walking in including Drew Brees and Jeff Saturday.
9:25 AM/ET: Thinking perhaps the union isn't interested in engaging in this mediation charade anymore.
This is a chess match now. Every move counts.
Assuming the NFL has to be wondering why they still haven't arrived. The first NFL contingent showed up more than 40 minutes ago.
9:16 AM/ET: The union has still not shown up to the mediation yet.
Is it possible they don't show up today?
I give it a 10 percent chance. Wow, that would really end this day quick.
9:00 AM/ET: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell arrives.
When asked for comment, he says two words, "Good morning."
It's amazing that the owners and the union have met for 10 days with a mediator who has no binding power at all. While they haven't said anything about the meetings, it's hard to believe they've gotten anything substantive done.
8:45 AM/ET: The NFL's chief negotiator Jeff Pash along with the NFL's executive vice president Eric Grubman and some other league execs, including Packers president Mark Murphy have come through the front door of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building in Washington D.C. for what is expected to be the final day of mediation between the owners and the players.
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