One game was taken off the schedule Thursday: The exhibition opener – the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game between Chicago and St. Louis – was canceled.
Remaining issues are believed to include how to set aside three pending court cases.
Ron Jacober and Mike Claiborne try to make sense of the Redbird’s loss. Plus, interviews with Casey Stern from “MLB Home Plate” and sports law expert Bob Boland.
The meeting at the NFL Players Association headquarters lasted nearly 10 hours and included the group’s executive committee and the team reps.
If the four-month lockout is going to end in time to keep the preseason completely intact, the players and owners almost certainly must ratify the deal by Thursday.
SLU basketball head coach Rick Majerus and an inside look on the NFL lockout.
Owners are set to hold a special meeting in Atlanta on Thursday, when they could ratify a new agreement – if there is one.
By most accounts the lockout’s near end came down to the issues that we all knew would be stumbling blocks… money and how it was going to be divided.
Other key issues remained for owners and players to resolve, including free agency and new offseason workout rules.
Even once an agreement in principle on the core economic issues is drawn up, there will be more work to be done.