NFL Lockout: NFLPA Faces Uncertainty After Owners Approve CBA Proposal

The impending end to the NFL Lockout might not be so impending after all, after a strange day on Thursday that featured the owners approving a proposal that includes terms that the players hadn't previously agreed upon, and with a number of players expressing frustration at the owners' actions. The players have received the proposal, but at this point, they haven't had much time to review it, and it's not yet clear whether they'll vote on it on Friday.

At this point, we don't quite know what's going to happen. On one hand, here's Chris Mortensen

Good news. Players wrapped call, then leadership received final details. Vote can come tomorrow if they can satisfy a finishing detail or 2.

Okay, great! But here's Gregg Rosenthal:

ESPN.com article: NFLPA execs told Mort vote is likely Friday. NFLPA rep says no timetable. On ESPN. Confusion in nutshell.

But wait! On the other hand, here's ESPN.com.

The NFLPA executive committee and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith saw the details approved by the NFL owners late Thursday night, and told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen they expect to have a player vote Friday.

But hang on! Here's Nick Hardwick of the Chargers:

"There’s still a ways to go," he said. "… I can’t put a timeline on it. Our leadership can’t put a timeline on it. We’re not going to be rushed into taking something we’re going to regret down the line."

Yikes. We may have to wait a while to find out what's really going on here. It still isn't clear whether the NFLPA will vote on Friday.

For more on the NFL Lockout, check out the rest of this storystream.

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