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SBD/Issue 76/Sports Industrialists
Packers President Murphy Continues To Guide Team, Looks To CBA
Published January 4, 2010
|Packers Treasurer Says Murphy Has
Worked Out Better Than Anticipated
GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS: Murphy "soon will play a crucial role as an advocate for the team and the NFL in the upcoming negotiations for a new" CBA. Murphy: "The CBA is the biggest issue the league is facing -- and the Packers. I feel fortunate that I am involved in that process as I am." Tagliabue, "who has been a mentor to Murphy dating to Murphy's days as a former players union lawyer, agrees Murphy is well-suited to help current Commissioner ROGER GOODELL" with the CBA. Tagliabue: "Mark has lots of experience and attributes that will serve him well on the negotiating team, including his understanding of the competing and conflicting points of view on the two sides of the table, and his ability to reach across the divide and talk with people who also understand both perspectives that can eventually lead to sensible compromises and consensus." Nickel & Walker noted Goodell "appointed Murphy to the 10-member Management Council Executive Committee, the bargaining team that represents the owners in the league's negotiations for a new" CBA. Murphy: "I can see things from both sides. I think it's been helpful in some of the sessions. I can certainly relate to what the players' concerns are. But I also have seen it from an owner's perspective as well, or a management perspective" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 1/3).