Legendary senior writer jclombardi looks at NFL owners meeting, lockout & progress hope.
NFL Owners meeting: The NFL will stage a crucial owners meeting near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday, with the lockout now well into its fourth month. Accordingly, a number of league executives, owners and members of the NFL’s legal team arrived for prep work on Monday afternoon. The league’s labor committee had a late afternoon meeting that lasted for two hours, with Tuesday’s general session set to kick off at 10 a.m. The meeting was originally scheduled as a one-day session, but clubs were advised last week to be prepared for the proceedings to spill into Wednesday. No formal votes are scheduled for the meetings, with the labor committee and Goodell having completed three sets of clandestine negotiations with the players. “We’re giving the clubs a briefing on the status of the labor discussions,” Pash told NFL Network. “And we’ll allow them to ask any questions, give them a legal update on the status of the various court actions, and just make sure they fully understand everything that’s happened over the last month and make sure they’re fully informed as we proceed through the end of this month and into July.
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