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A decade of labor peace

Posted on: August 4, 2011 4:37 pm
The players ratified its agreement with the owners providing 10 years of labor peace. It's over. It's finally over.

The players ratified the agreement on Thursday afternoon and it contains several interesting aspects. While Roger Goodell had some of his on-field control curtailed, a high ranking union official told me, he maintains his power over the personal conduct policy.

Also, the two sides agreed to implement an HGH testing policy making the NFL the first professional American sports league to test for HGH with union consent. It is expected that testing will begin once the season starts.

This is a monumental time for the sport and all of the ugly acrimony is now over.

Time for football.
Category: NFL
Tags: Labor

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:32 pm

A decade of labor peace

OlHoss guessing again. There is no stipulation saying owners can't simply cut two preseason games, which in turn would have the players and NFLPA lining up to agree to 18 games. They showed how greedy they are, if the revenue decreased players will do anything for a shiney coin...

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:23 pm

A decade of labor peace

They've already built that 18 game schedule without union consent, so it's a non-issue.  I will be curious to see how much smaller the players get over the next couple years once HGH testing keeps them from cheating.  Way too many 300 lb'ers running 4.7 speed in the league right now. 

Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:02 pm

A decade of labor peace

Yes, labor peace. Too bad it will only last about 2 seasons unitl the owners try to implement an 18-game schedule and the players go on strike.

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