NASCAR's France Calls RTA Unnecessary NBA Summer League Sees Record Attendance NFL Notes MLB Seeing Success With Replay System Chicago, L.A. Finalists To Land '15 NFL Draft Door Still Open For NFL To Return To L.A. League Notes NBA Submits Revised Lottery Proposal Selig's Successor Months From Being Named? NFL Could Use Two Cities For '15 Draft
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/March 12, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
AFL Players Return To Work Less Than 24 Hours After Initial Labor Stoppage
Published March 12, 2012
DOWN TO THE WIRE: Soto said that he “submitted a proposal to the league outlining a temporary collective bargaining agreement at 2:15 Friday afternoon.” He said that the league “presented a counteroffer and gave him a 5:30 deadline, but players said they were released before that time” (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 3/10). In Chicago, Seth Gruen noted starting AFL QBs “earn a weekly stipend of $1,200 while all other players make $400 per week.” Housing and two meals per day are included. Chicago Rush QB Russ Michna said, “It’s not necessarily anyone is looking for a contract increase. It’s a combination of both sides are just trying to make sure everyone is on the same page. I don’t know if it has anything to do with money” (SUNTIMES.com, 3/10).