– @Aaron_Nagler, Cheesehead TV.com
Nagler’s link above refers readers to a Thursday night post by Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, who quotes NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash on the use of dollars rather than percentages in labor talks. Florio also adds his own analysis, as follows:
We’ve long believed that the current labor dispute arises fundamentally from an insistence by the NFLPA* to continue to receive 50 cents of every dollar that passes through the cash register, and from a refusal by the owners to continue to provide that percentage. And so the NFL finally seems to be pushing a dollars-over-decimals message to the players.
“When you’re doing your budget and paying your bills and things like that, you’re not looking at a percentage, you’re looking at how many dollars you have in your checking account,” NFL general counsel Jeff Pash told Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan of SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday. “If we can continue to have the kind of growth that we’ve had over the last 10 or 15 years, if we can do that going forward, which I totally believe we can do, there’s no question but that every player in the league will have rising income, rising salary, rising benefits.”
For the complete PFT post, click here.