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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Talks Lockout With Steelers Season Ticketholders

Steelers season ticketholders held a conference call with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL lockout reached Day 70 on Thursday and fans are getting restless.


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NFLPA Seeks More Financial Disclosure From League

The NFL Players Association has retained the help of an investment bank to sort through the financial documents the owners provided to the union after nine-plus hours of negotiations on Tuesday.

93-7 The Fan–03/09/2011

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NFL, Union Make Progress But Differences Remain

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – After seven straight days of talking with a federal mediator, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive director DeMaurice Smith refuse to reveal where things stand in negotiating a new CBA. Following […]

93-7 The Fan–02/25/2011

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NFL, Union Meet For Third Straight Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA/AP) – For the third consecutive day, the NFL and the players’ union met with a federal mediator to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement before the current one expires. After the eight-hour […]

93-7 The Fan–02/21/2011

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NFL Now Enters A Critical Month

ARLINGTON, Texas (KDKA/AP) – With Super Bowl XLV now in the books, players and fans are wondering if there will be a Super Bowl next season. The owners and players’ union now enter a month […]

93-7 The Fan–02/07/2011

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Goodell, Smith Meet To Set Up More CBA Talks

DALLAS (KDKA/AP) – After not meeting for a couple of months, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith met on Monday to set up more meetings for collective bargaining negotiation sessions. In […]

93-7 The Fan–02/01/2011

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Goodell To Reduce Salary If There Is A Work Stoppage

NEW YORK (KDKA/AP) – The current NFL collective bargaining agreement expires March 4, and if there is a work stoppage, commissioner Roger Goodell and chief negotiator Jeff Pash will be taking a big pay cut. […]

93-7 The Fan–01/27/2011

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Goodell, Smith Finally Meet Face-To-Face

WASHINGTON (KDKA/AP) – After weeks of no formal meetings between the league and the union, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sat down with NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith in New York Wednesday. The meeting was not […]

93-7 The Fan–01/20/2011

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NFL Owners & Union Begin To Feel Sense Of Urgency

NEW YORK(KDKA/AP) – As the NFL heads into its final week of the regular season with some playoff seeds yet to be determined, discussions over the collective bargaining agreement are beginning to heat up. The […]

93-7 The Fan–12/29/2010

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NFL: 18-Game Schedule Key To New CBA

On Thursday, the NFL’s head negotiator Jeff Pash, said it would be easier to reach a new labor agreement with the NFLPA if that agreement includes an 18-game season.

93-7 The Fan–12/10/2010

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NFL, Union Agree To Extend Collusion Filing Deadline

The NFL and its Players’ Association have agreed to extend the deadline to file a collusion claim, though the new deadline is not known to the public.

93-7 The Fan–12/08/2010

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NFLPA Turns To Congress To Help Avoid Lockout

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the National Football League could throw a penalty flag at the players union, it would be for political interference. The NFL Players Association has turned to Congress for help in preventing […]

93-7 The Fan–11/19/2010

DeMaurice Smith, NFL

Union Rejects Health Care Proposal From NFL

The NFLPA has rejected a proposal from the NFL on long-term care for former players, saying the policy will exclude to many older players.

93-7 The Fan–11/12/2010

NFL Will Stop Health Care If No CBA

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) With negotiations still at a standstill, the NFL players union is going to start preparing for the possibility of having its health care cut in March. During an appearance with Minnesota […]


Owners To Discuss Labor Plans

CHICAGO (AP) With negotiations on a new contract with the players going slowly, NFL owners began their fall meetings Monday. While the day was spent in committee meetings, a plan on how to proceed in […]