If you thought there was a chance that the relations between the NFL and NFLPA had gotten better in recent weeks, think again. NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith joined Boomer and Carton on WFAN in New York on Friday morning and updated folks on the status of the labor negotiations.
In the process he showed where the relationship between the two sides stands and it's not good. From the interview on WFAN Friday morning:
"The players understand the fight that they're in," said Smith. "Right now they don't want to lay down and be forced to take a deal. They don't believe that it's fair. I can tell you that they resent being lied to. They resent being tricked. They resent the fact that the league has been found now twice to have violated the law. So those are the people that we're inextricably tied to."
Check out the audio of his appearance here but that Smith and the players and the players feel as if they've been lied to doesn't speak well for future negotiations. These two sides will have to get together in the same room on Monday when mediation resumes and I can't imagine much progress is made.
Looks like we'll be waiting for the June 3rd court date to determine the future of the NFL.