Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Buzz: Union, NFL continue sparring

Players' union leader DeMaurice Smith (below) indicated Wednesday that NFL owners have lowered from $1 billion to $800 million the amount of additional revenues they want to take off the top of their $9 billion business.

He also was clear he considers the lower figure still too high, because the league is not offering to turn over enough financial information.

"Has it gotten everything it wants? Evidently not. Have we offered to provide more? Absolutely," NFL lead negotiator Jeff Pash said.

In Minneapolis, meanwhile, the NFL Players Association asked a federal judge who ruled in its favor in a case involving TV contracts to release information that the NFL wants kept confidential.


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