Brandt on CBA: 'It's always that split'

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Brandt on CBA: 'It's always that split'

By TomE. Curran
CSNNE.com
While in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, I sat down for a multi-part conversation with National Football Post president Andrew Brandt on theongoing NFL labor strife. Brandt's been on both sides of the labor issue. He was an NFL player agent (Adam Vinatieri was one of his clients) and he was a vice president with the Green Bay Packers from 1999 to 2008, negotiating contracts and managing the salary cap. He was with the Packers when the last CBA was extended in 2006. Look, it's not as much fun as breaking down the 40 times of the top running back prospects. But if you're an NFL fan, this is like the vegetables in your diet. It's good for you. And we kept it as conversational and easy-to-understand as possible. This is the first installment in which Brandt explains that the split of the revenue is "always" the biggest issue. For a breakdown of all the issues, have a look at my "Idiot's Guide to the NFL Labor Impasse."
Tom E. Curran canbe reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com.Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

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NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest. 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally. 

He also lamented that football has become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.