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Right now an end to the long NFL lockout may be within reach the Associated Press reporting the players association just agreed to a deal.
With team owners.
But the players themselves will have the final say they must vote to approve this thing.
So will we see some football this fall Steve Centanni has a look at -- live from Washington Steve.
John it's pretty good bet we will the thirteen member executive committee of the players union meeting as we speak here in Washington.
They were reportedly worked until early this morning 3 AM.
Hammering out a final agreement and according to unnamed sources cited by the Associated Press they have reached an agreement.
To end this four month lockout now former NFL player and players association president Kevin my way arrived around 9:30 this morning for the meeting.
That the committee is expected to vote today -- no public announcement has been made yet.
If they approve the pact it would go to the 32 player representatives.
Who could immediately on a conference call and express their opinions and vote.
That would set the ball in motion for a resumption of NFL activities through all.
Though that -- all 19100 players would eventually have to ratify the agreement and that -- take a few days.
Now for their part owners approved broad outline of a -- last Thursday it's basically -- -- for dividing the nine billion dollar annual revenue from NFL football.
The owners would get about 53% of the tape players would get 47%.
The players who took the weekend to go over the one last minute stumbling block was the players push for a clause allowing them to opt out of the contract that ten year contract after seven years.
But they said that would not be a deal breaker if the -- is approved today but the players association.
We wouldn't be any too soon of course pre season play is set to Begin August 11.
And that hall of fame game that was supposed to be played August 7 that's already been canceled.
No other cancellations apparently would be needed -- the vote comes soon which we expect it will.
And only a few teams would have delayed the start of their training camp this was the first NFL work stoppage by the way since 1987.
And appears to be near -- and right now John.
But if they play football you know -- with pre season in August I guess we won't even notice that there was a work stoppage at least that's -- hope things will continue right exactly -- let's let's see if we can send those negotiators now over to Capitol Hill and maybe they can get this budget deal done what do you think -- -- think.
-- -- -- -- I always thought pessimists and Johnny come on maybe --
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