NFL News: League Nearing Doomsday Situation As CBA Talks Are Canceled

February 14, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I have avoided talking about the collective bargaining agreement for as long as I could, but it now appears to be time to explain the situation, the deadlines, and the ramifications if a deal is not in place soon.
The news broke this morning that both the owners and players association would be calling off their scheduled meeting today after reportedly meeting for upwards of 10 hours yesterday with little to no progress. 
It’s also been reported that the meeting for next week has been canceled as well, and if that report proves to be true, the chances of a lockout will almost instantly double.
The reason for this is that there is a March 3rd deadline to have a new agreement in place, otherwise, teams will be unable to make trades and players will not become free agents; therefore, they will be locked out without deals to any teams. If the league and its players cannot reach a compromise by that deadline, the talks will likely be put on hold until right before ...

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