NFL Lockout: Owners Approve CBA Proposal, NFLPA Doesn't Hold Vote

ESPN reports that players will not vote Thursday night on the new CBA proposal that was approved by the owners. The new proposal apparently contains terms that the players did not get an opportunity to negotiate, and the players, perhaps understandably, are upset. It's not surprising that they would want time to review the proposal at the very least, and it isn't a shock that they would be infuriated by this latest move from the owners.

Players are currently voicing their frustration on Twitter. This reaction from Kameron Chancellor of the Seahawks is a typical one.

This #Lockout is a Shame.......The owners are trying to Bigboy us in the end..they wanna ball the New CBA up and Kick it to us basically...

Here's Mike Sims-Walker of the Jaguars:

So yall expect us to sign a 400 page deal in a hour without thoroughly looking thru it?

Meanwhile, the NFLPA recently emailed teams' player reps to let them know it was dissatisfied with the owners' behavior.

"In addition to depriving the players of the time needed to consider forming a union and making needed changes to the old agreement, this proposed procedure would in my view also violate federal labor laws," the email read. "Those laws prohibit employers from coercing their employees into forming a union, and could result in any agreement reached through the procedure being declared null and void."

In the middle of the week, it looked like the NFL Lockout would be over in a matter of days, or perhaps even hours. But the owners' latest move has opened a new chasm between the players and owners. We'll see if they can bridge it, but I wouldn't bet on it happening immediately.

For more on the NFL Lockout, continue to follow this storystream.

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