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SBD/March 7, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NFL Labor Watch: George Cohen Could Prove To Be Most Valuable Player In Talks
Published March 7, 2011
ALREADY HELPED SOLVE ONE LABOR CRISIS: SI.com's King notes last March, MLS and its players' union "spent a couple of weeks locked up" with Cohen during negotiations for a new CBA, and "both sides left the building swearing" by the federal mediator. Galaxy F Landon Donovan said, "The moment we -- me and some of the guys in the league who were a part of the negotiations last year -- saw George was going to be the mediator for the NFL, we all said basically the same thing: that we think the league and the players will get a deal done" (SI.com, 3/7). During the MLS negotiations, SportsBusiness Journal profiled Cohen, "one of the most respected labor lawyers in the country."