this statement. Here's the translation into what the Owners are really telling the Players:
NFL statement on letter to players’ attorneys:
“Our letter to the players’ attorneys today proposes negotiations with owner involvement under the supervision of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George Cohen. A copy has been sent to Judge Nelson. The goal of the discussions would be to resolve all outstanding issues and achieve a global resolution. As part of our proposal, we offered to give the players assurances that they will not compromise any legal position as a result of the discussions.”
What the NFL REALLY means:
"We told you what we want and aren't going to move on our position. We want a new Federal Mediator because Judge Nelson is a left wing Pinko Communist who doesn't favor our position and we believe that Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George Cohen will be sympathetic to our cause. We are seeking a global resolution that suits our profit margins. We will fuck you in the ass the second you drop the soap in the shower."