And the NFL lockout story continues.
On Wednesday, a court hearing took place in which the NFLPA is attempting to block the lockout implemented while the league is arguing it should stay in place. According to various reports, Judge Susan Nelson urged both sides to return to mediation while she takes "a couple weeks" to decide the future of the case.
On Thursday, Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal reported the NFLPA will send a letter to the league requesting federal court-mediated settlement talks.
That sounds like a good first step -- unfortunately it's likely more of the same.
Each side says they want to talk but it's the manner in which those talks take place that they disagree. The NFLPA, which has decertified, wants to enter into settlement talks for the Brady v. NFL lawsuit. The NFL would also like to enter into talks but, because they haven't recognized the union as decertified, they want to enter into collective bargaining with a union.
So the NFLPA's letter certainly sounds like they want to talk it out, but it likely will result in more of the same.