NFLPA conference call over - no vote taken. Officials leaving here. Players want to see all remaining details resolved and see full language....Of any deal before voting on anything.
UGH!! It seemed like it was all going to be over, but now we are just going to have to wait another day. I've got some tweets to give some more information on what's going on beyond the jump.
UPDATE: [ 7/21/11 9:42 PM CDT] Here's more information about the potential lawsuit the players may slap the NFL with:
"In addition to depriving the players of the time needed to consider forming a union and making needed changes to the old agreement, this proposed procedure would, in my view, also violate federal labor laws," Berthelsen said in the email. "Those laws prohibit employers from coercing their employees into forming a union and could result in any agreement reached through the procedure being declared null and void."
Texans owner Bob McNair told me he thought players would ratify the CBA. Assume some owners are shocked right now.
wow! in a 2nd email to players de smith says the nfl may be in violation of federal labor laws by trying 2 coerce plyrs into forming a union
Email says NFL's rough timeline violates fed labor law: "Those laws prohibit employers from coercing their employees into forming a union."
Todays nfl events so far not surprising. i was immediately skeptical when not one owner voted against it!! seemed odd to me
League official claims De Smith and leaders have had the documents.... this is strongly refuted by NFLPA
Important clarification by @AdamSchefter that team facilities won't open unless the players leadership group approves the deal.