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And what the story but for now joining me the agent for the Brothers man today.
And the man who negotiated Peyton Manning's historic 98 million dollar contract up on that.
He is also go head of the football division at Creative Artists Agency an end -- what -- askew with this extension.
Are they basically just delaying your opinion the inevitable here.
Well so I think it's encouraging that there -- at least going to continue to talk but.
I really don't have a great deal of hope -- we have the basic issue here.
In 06 there was a collective bargaining agreement the basically split the revenues 5050 between the owners and the players.
Two years later the owners opted out and basically that what they're saying is we're not making enough money.
And we want to -- take -- from players.
But Tom if the owners do continue to fight the semi naked spent all summer long.
In court I mean either -- -- this is billionaires fighting with millionaires but Tom.
This could really be a huge financial drain for the owners why not just come to the table and maybe just cut a deal with the players.
Well I I think that's what they wanna do it's just that.
The players thought that -- system they had in place.
Was working well for everyone.
The owners who said they're not making enough money.
The players have asked them could you please tell us how come and in that evidence hasn't been forthcoming so.
It's -- it's difficult to give back something and -- -- not know the reason why.
-- my sources tell me that the owners in fact have a lot more incentive.
To get this negotiating get these guys on the field and a lot of that has to do with the debts they've incurred building these giant stadiums across America you've got.
Dallas you've got your new York New Jersey the meadowlands and any number of these giant structures going up a lot of good.
Through public funding -- -- but it is that an accurate assessment.
Well I think there's no question that there's some stadiums and you pointed out Allison on the new stadium in New York where there.
Certainly is very substantial debt service and -- in that's got to be a factor.
Indianapolis -- new stadium was basically financed by the taxpayers so it's not really an issue there.
You know that there are there are economic hardships potentially both on the owners' side in -- from the players.
Talk -- give me your best guess Jeremy windy at that legacy troop movement.
Do you think it's going to be this summer do you think this drags out that long.
Well you know move my experience has been enough whatever happens until there's a real deadlines in there in their becomes urgency.
-- urgency doesn't occur for us until.
You know close to the summer.
And and until we start playing football games in the pre season starts in in then things get to be a little bit Dicey so.
The players in 74.
In 82 in an 87.
But he withheld services they were on strike.
They came out the losers in all three of those.
There it is in all three of those times the only time that the players have ever -- Is when -- decertified.
The union and they went to the courts they were able depressed or in -- -- claim and they want it -- it looks like that's the direction they're gonna take this time also.
Former NFL player and union leader Tom Condon the agent at CAA -- it would be great to have you back on the program thank you very much.
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