Players – will they vote today?


Will this be the scene in the next month or will we still be watching reruns of past Super Bowls. The saga of the CBA continues today. Stay tuned. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

The night was pure chaos as mass confusion, finger pointing, and name calling took precedence across the airwaves and the Internet as the owners passed its own version of the collective bargaining agreement, leaving the next step in the hands of the players and its “association.”

There were players who said they didn’t trust the owners, there was De Smith hosting his teleconference with player reps from all teams saying that because they hadn’t had a chance to review exactly what they were expected to vote on that it was impossible for the players to make an educated vote.

But late last night as things began to take better shape, ESPN’s Chris Mortenson posted that most players were still expected to vote on the deal yet today.

Of course, it’s still early and much can happen today and is expected to happen today as the saga of the CBA continues to unfold.

There are some things that are fact and not Twitterized or opinionized: The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game, which is not a huge loss because it’s nothing more than a glorified scrimmage, and the NFL owners did pass a version of the CBA that was then passed on to the players association.

It won’t be long before the Internet begins lighting up again today as reports about just exactly what the players are going to do start coming out.

Get strapped in for the ride because it’s most likely going to be a hellacious day here on the Internet and in this thing we call “negotiations.”

Stay tuned as the NFL World turns.

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