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NFL Officials: League Will Lose $1.7B If No CBA By Regular Season

The NFL would lose $1.7B through '15 if a new labor deal is not struck before the regular season begins Sept. 8, NFL officials told reporters today during a 90-minute session at league HQs. The NFL in October disclosed that it would lose $1B by the start of the season without a new labor deal, but the NFL expanded on that today, saying the consequences of not reaching a deal in time for the season would be far greater and would not end until '15. In the event games are lost, the financial losses would be an additional $400M a week, said NFL Exec VP/Business Operations Eric Grubman.

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