NFLPA plans to vote on Monday
Published on July 24, 2011 by Steve Penaloza · No Comments
In the latest development of the NFL lockout, the NFL players association says it plans to vote on the new collective bargaining agreement on Monday. A major breakthrough after NFLPA failed to vote on the proposed CBA on Friday.
It is believed that the two sides have already come to an agreement on ending the lockout. Nevertheless, nothing is certain at this point we’ll have to wait and see how the story develops.
With the lockout possibly ending on Monday, here is how the start of the season will go down.
- Monday: NFLPA executive committee votes whether to recommend approval of the CBA approved by owners on Thursday. Then, a player rep from each of the 32 teams votes whether to recommend approval of the CBA.
- Wednesday: Players from some teams report to facilities and vote whether to re-certify the NFLPA as a union and accept the proposed CBA. If the NFLPA has gotten the necessary votes, teams can also start contract talks with their own players, including free agents and draft choices.
- Friday: The remaining players report and vote whether to approve re-certification and the CBA. If the NFLPA then receives the necessary 50-percent-plus-one-vote majority in approval, then it re-certifies as a union.
- Saturday: Free Agency starts and teams can officially sign players.
Tags: American Football, NFL, NFL Lockout