NFL Commish Roger Goodell: ‘Staying With the Status Quo Is Not an Option’

February 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell published an op-ed in newspapers around the country Tuesday morning. He expressed the need for “an agreement that both sides can live with.”
He believes that the collective bargaining agreement that is currently in place does not work from the standpoint of the teams, meaning the owners.
He said, “The hard work to secure the next NFL season must now accelerate in earnest.”
The Commish seems to see the good and bad on both sides of the discussions. He stresses that both sides should come to an agreement that fulfills what both sides need, not necessarily what they want.
He doesn’t simply want the owners and players to come to an agreement, he wants the league to grow and improve from it, and he wants this as quickly as possible.
The biggest issue keeping the owners and the players apart is how to split the roughly $9 billion in annual revenues. Currently, the owners take $1 billion off the top, and the...

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