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03-03-2011, 06:30 PM
League, players' union agree to 24-hour extension in labor talks

By Jason La Canfora NFL Network
NFL Network Insider
Published: March 3, 2011 at 10:31 a.m.
Updated: March 3, 2011 at 06:17 p.m

WASHINGTON -- The NFL and NFL Players Association agreed Thursday to a 24-hour extension of the negotiating window for a new collective bargaining agreement, sources told NFL Network's Kara Henderson.

Momentum to approve the idea of "stopping the clock" built throughout Thursday as the sides met for over eight hours in front of federal mediator George Cohen.

The original expiration date for the current CBA had been 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday. Now the union's deadline to possibly decertify is 4 p.m. ET Friday, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.

The 24-hour extension could very well lead to a longer extension, according to a league source.

U.S. District Judge David Doty was in his chambers in Minnesota, prepared to review whatever was put his way. However, Todd Winter, one of Doty's law clerks, said the office wouldn't comment on anything regarding CBA negotiations at this time.

Doty would have to sign-off on any extension before it becomes valid.

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03-03-2011, 06:43 PM
I'm betting this has everything to do with the judges ruling on the tv deal.