NFLPA Cancels Meeting With Agents As CBA Mediation Continues
Published February 23, 2011
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The NFLPA yesterday canceled a meeting it had scheduled with a group of player agents at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis due to the ongoing NFL CBA mediation, raising some hope in the industry that the league and union could work out a deal. The NFLPA has routinely held a small group meeting for powerful agents on the Thursday during Combine week in Indianapolis before the larger agent meeting Friday, which most of the about 800 NFLPA-certified agents attend.
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The NFL and the NFLPA, at the request of federal mediator George Cohen, have kept a tight lid on the mediations and have committed to seven days. Thursday would mark the seventh day of talks under the auspices of Cohen, the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.