NFL Players Approve New 10-Year Labor Contract

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT) -- NFL players on Thursday ratified a 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the professional football league, a milestone that ends a summer of labor strife and closes players' antitrust class actions.

“We are proud that we ratified a 10-year CBA,” NFL Player's Association head DeMaurice Smith said on Twitter. “Thanks to our players for their leadership. Thanks to our fans for your patience.”

The players' approval, which follows a similar vote by NFLPA representatives on Monday, cements a deal intended to ensure a decade of peace between...
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