Robert Kraft Present At NFL Mediation

Mediation resumes in NFL, players dispute

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The NFL and its locked-out players have
resumed mediation.
      Commissioner Roger Goodell, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry
Richardson and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft were in the
league's contingent that arrived at the federal court house in
Minneapolis on Thursday.
      NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith was joined by lawyers
and free-agent linebackers Ben Leber and Mike Vrabel. Hall of Fame
defensive end Carl Eller came, too. Eller says he wants the fans to
be happy and is hopeful of an agreement.
      This is the first meeting between the two sides since March 11,
when the old collective bargaining agreement expired, the union
dissolved and the lockout began.
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