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NFL AND OFFICIALS SAID TO BE CLOSE TO A COMPROMISE
Published September 19, 1994
CNN, Fox, and NBC's NFL pre-game shows all reported that a strike by NFL officials should be avoided this week via the league's proposal presented this past weekend. The deal offers a 50% pay increase, tripled pensions, and addresses the pension concerns of some retired officials. CNN's Len Pasquarelli says agent Tom Condon, who represents the officials, thinks the offer is a "viable starting point" to take to the official's executive board. Pasquarelli called Condon "guardedly optimistic" ("NFL Preview," CNN, 9/18). Fox's James Brown said "representatives for NFL officials will recommend that they accept the offer on the table" ("NFL Sunday," Fox, 9/18). On "NFL Live," NBC's Will McDonough: "Both sides feel that a deal could be agreed on by mid-week" ("NFL Live," NBC, 9/18). THE NUMBERS: Under the proposal, a 20-year official would receive $36,000 in pension benefits, $5,000 a game in '95 and $80,000 in severance pay (USA TODAY, 9/19).