NFL, Union Unrest Brings Uncertain Future As League Year Begins

March 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Less than 12 hours from now, at 12:01 a.m EST Friday morning, the NFL will experience something that has not occurred since 1993—the start of the new league year without a salary cap, the looming possibility of a lockout in 2011, and a future without a current Collective Bargaining Agreement in place.
For the first time in 17 years, a dark, ominous cloud now hangs over the NFL, with the continued future of labor peace between the league and the NFL Players Association slowly diminishing.
A seemingly nasty labor battle looks to ensue, and it could possibly end up destroying the solid foundation on which the NFL has become the nation's most popular sport.
In May 2008, the NFL owners voted unanimously to opt out of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and NFL Players Association that was set to expire in 2012. By opting out of the CBA early, the owners would force the 2010 season to be played without a salary cap, which might poss...

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