The Associated Press
The NFL Players Association retained an international investment bank to
help it decide whether the league's offer to reveal more financial
information during negotiations will be enough to satisfy the union's
call for full disclosure.
Zeroing in on the crux of the labour dispute — how to split $9 billion in revenues — one NFLPA executive committee member, Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, said in a telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press and NFL Network that what the NFL has turned over to the union so far “hasn't been sufficient.
Another executive committee member, Indianapolis Colts centre Jeff Saturday, said as he left Tuesday's 9 1 / 2-hour mediation session that the bank would “help judge how helpful the material they were offering to give us” would be.
The current collective bargaining agreement was set to expire last week, but two extensions now have pushed the cutoff to the end of Friday.