WASHINGTON — Talks between the N.F.L. and the players UNION broke off Friday, and the UNION prepared to dissolve itself, sending the country’s most popular sport into labor turmoil and imperiling the 2011 season.
Owners are expected to lock out players Saturday morning, and the UNION likely will seek an injunction to prevent owners from doing so. Big-name players like Drew Brees and Tom Brady also may file antitrust lawsuits against the owners.
The COLLECTIVE BARGAINING agreement expires at midnight, and after 16 sessions with the federal mediator George Cohen, the sides still remain far apart on the percentages of revenues each would receive, the fundamental issue that divides them.
The UNION is also demanding to look at the owner's books. ROFL! If I were an owner, I'd tell them they could just eat a booger!
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