Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith Positive About CBA Talks

Roger Goodell DeMaurice SmithThe meetings of the NFL owners and prayers’ union delegates at the Nantasket Beach Report in Hull Mas was ended Thursday night with all stating careful hopefulness regarding the progress obtained in current sessions.

Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner said, “Obviously, we’re all working hard.  The players and owners were here over the last two days. DeMaurice Smith and I were here the entire meetings. And it’s complicated, it’s complex, and we’re working hard.  We understand the fans’ frustration, but both of us are continuing to work hard at it.”

The two days of negotiations pursued meetings between owners in Rosemont Illinois concerning the form that a possible Collective Bargaining Agreement was getting in ongoing discussions.  Income divides and rookie wage scales were portion of the deliberations.

Smith, the union chief said, “Someone asked me whether I was an optimist.  I think we’re both optimistic when we have the right people in the room. We know we’re talking about the right issues. And we’re working hard to get it done. It’s extremely complicated, it requires a lot of hard work by all the people, but we’re going to keep working at it.”

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