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Mara Won’t Be Fined For Talking About CBA:

From PFT:

The decision of Giants co-owner John Mara to speak publicly regarding the status of the league’s labor talks raised eyebrows, given the strict prohibition that has been placed on discussing the situation — as enforced by the $100,000 fine imposed in September 2009 on Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

But Giants V.P. of communications Pat Hanlon says, via Twitter, that Mara was authorized by the league’s bargaining team to speak on their behalf, and that the other members of the group are “as frustrated as [Mara] is” regarding the lack of progress.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello has confirmed that Hanlon’s statement on the matter is accurate.

So Mara’s words were essentially the league’s words, and they come at a time when the NFL and the union had agreed not to talk publicly about the situation.

Then again, there’s no reason for the league to honor the commitment if the players are going to leak internal memos with detailed information regarding the two sides’ proposals.


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