With the inability to agree on the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, much less on a day to sit down and even just talk about it, both sides in the NFL Labor dispute have agreed to accept Mediation as a possible way to work things out. Starting today, both sides will be sitting down for seven consecutive days with a Federal Mediator to see if there is a possibility of avoiding a lockout and the real threat of disrupting the 2011 season.
However, the possibility remains that nothing will come out of this attempt, and neither side is ctually bound to remaining in the mediation for the full seven days. While it would be great to see the two sides come to a meeting of the minds and understand the effect on the fans that are so upset at both parties, based on what has transpired the past few month it wouldn't surprise anyone if the Mediation ends the same way it started, with no deal in place.
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