Posted by Jaboner at 4:20 pm EST / 1:20 pm PST. Reporting from Washington D.C. By now, we have all heard about the seven day extension agreed upon by the NFLPA and NFL to continue their negotiations towards brokering a new CBA. It’s all baloney though.
Several sources have confirmed to me here in Washington D.C. that the owners and players remain at odds regarding the $1 or $2 billion ‘credit’ that the NFL is pushing for and sees necessary for its continued expansion and success. The only reason for the extension is to delay litigation by a decertified NFLPA against the NFL owners. The NFL’s legal counsel was supposedly taken aback by Judge Doty’s ruling earlier this week that the lockout monies coming to the NFL from the television networks will have to be placed in an escrow and cannot be used for debt payments.
So I will be in Washington D.C. for at least one more week. Thankfully I have not dropped my white iPhone 4 on the floor of any bathrooms yet. Speaking of which, the nation’s capitol sure does have some clean facilities. I am not sure my liver can take seven more days of partying—I mean reporting—from D.C. but I will try. I will be on M Street tonight detoxifying from yesterday’s interminable plane flight during which I may or may not have sat next to David Hasselhoff in first class and may or may not have thrown back Jose Cuervo with the Hoff.