On Wednesday, the NFLPA announced that it had filed a complaint with the Special Master regarding the NFL's TV contracts.
The NFL has issued a response to the NFLPA's complaint:
"The television contracts that the union attacked today were agreed to during the worst economy in our lifetimes. Far from failing to maximize revenue, the contracts grew league revenue to fund higher player salaries and benefits. No wonder DeMaurice Smith said publicly this year, ‘My hat's off to Roger Goodell. Television is locked up until 2014 to the tune of about $5 billion a year.' The union's meritless charges, including many inaccuracies, will be addressed in the proper forum, but they are simply a distraction and do nothing to get us any closer to a new CBA."
The NFLPA alleged that the NFL "left money on the table" in regards to the TV contracts so that more money was funneled into 2011 and beyond when there may not be football. The NFL will receive payment from the TV deals in 2011 whether there is football or not.