NFL Rejects Latest NFLPA Offer, Still Not Taking Negotiations Seriously

May 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As 2011 looms ever closer, it is increasingly clear that the NFL is not taking this lockout business very seriously.
Recently, the NFL Players Association sent an offer to the league with a proposal, dealing with a problem that Roger Goodell is just as interested in ridding the owners of—astronomical rookie wages.
Under the current system, a player drafted in the first round expects to make quite a bit more than many players at his position in the NFL. Top draft picks are immediately thrust among the top-paid players. Last year's top pick, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, will make almost $27 million in 2010—a staggering number by almost any calculation.
These contracts are given to players who have never played a professional snap of football and could spend just as much time in McDonald's as in the film room.
The NFLPA had a simple solution :
"We went to the owners, and they raised the ...

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