Players Union Wants Owners To Open Financial Books

Union still wants more financial info from NFL

      WASHINGTON (AP) – The NFL and the players' union have wrapped up
a 13th day at a federal mediator's office, and two key issues are
how to split $9 billion in revenues and how much financial
information the league will turn over.
      Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association head
DeMaurice Smith left Tuesday after about 9½ hours, the longest
session since mediator George Cohen began overseeing the labor
talks Feb. 18.
      The current CBA was set to expire last week, but two extensions
now have pushed the cutoff to the end of Friday.
      The NFLPA has not agreed to major economic concessions, while
the NFL has not agreed to the union's demand that the league
completely open its books.
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