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"We were told we were going to be meeting with the owners at 4 o'clock," said George Atallah, the...

"We were told we were going to be meeting with the owners at 4 o'clock," said George Atallah, the union's assistant executive director of external affairs. "It is now 6:15, and we just received word that the owners broke for dinner without any formal bargaining or negotiating sessions today between players and owners. We're disappointed. We were -- as we have been for the last two years -- prepared to negotiate. Instead, we were stuck here waiting. This is a $9 billion business. The players shouldn't have to be treated like this, and the fans shouldn't be kept waiting, either." Really? The owners were scheduled to meet with the players at 4pm and didn't let them know they weren't coming until over 2 hours later? What a bunch of d-bags!

NFLPA questions NFL's desire to negotiate before extension deadline - NFL - SI.com
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