NFL Owners Vote To Approve New CBA; Players Don’t
The NFL owners voted 31-0 Thursday to approve their own proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement to end the 4-month old NFL lockout. The players still haven’t approved the deal but may vote on it today. NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith told the players that there is no agreement between the owners and players and some issues still remain unresolved.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at a press conference that if the players vote to ratify this agreement NFL facilities will be open Saturday and the NFL fiscal year including free agency would begin Wednesday July 27. The Owners are giving the players until Tuesday to decide whether to accept this latest proposal. The players are saying they cannot be held to a deadline.