CBS – The NFL Player’s Association (NFLPA) was on the winning side of an arbitration that’s expected to cost the NFL more than $100 million. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank sided with the NFLPA over an issue that had to do with the pool of revenue (or shared revenue pool) that the NFL splits with its players. According to the Wall Street Journal, the league is going to have to return about $120 million in revenues that it wrongly collected over the past three years. In this arbitration, the NFLPA filed a grievance because “NFL owners had mischaracterized” a ticket revenue exemption that didn’t exist in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, according to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. “They created an exemption out of a fiction and they got caught,” Smith told the WSJ. The NFLPA originally discovered the discrepancy while doing an audit in January and Smith says that the player’s association will continue to be “diligent.””People have become accustomed to how we protect our rights when it comes to player discipline,” Smith said. “We are equally diligent when it comes to getting our share of revenues.”
I wonder if our boy Greg Olsen still thinks Roger Goodell is doing a great job? I mean no biggie. He just blatantly stole 120 million from the players. Hey Greg he just took money out of your pocket. He took food off your table. He walked into your house in the dead of night, ripped the flat screen off the wall and walked out of the room with it while Mike Kensil was waiting for him in the getaway car. And make no mistake about it. This wasn’t the first time he robbed you. It won’t be the last. You just happened to catch him this time. But if he’s stolen 120 million from you once there is no chance he hasn’t done it before. He’s a crook, a thief and a liar. Maybe that’s why the owners pay him 30 million a year. Because they know he’s willing to break the law to make a buck. They know he’s willing to steal. They know he’s willing to lie. They know he is a white collar criminal. They know he leaks false information to the media and ignores science and the ideal gas law. They know he’ll steal draft picks and laugh about it. The owners just look the other way and pretend these crimes against humanity aren’t happening. He lets them keep their hands clean while he buries the bodies.