Might Not Matter If NFL Owners Open Their Books

One of the big issues that keeps coming up in the negotiations of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is the players union insistence that the team owners open up their books to show evidence that they are in financial instability under the current terms of the CBA. The players constantly are saying to the owners, "open your books and show us" while the owners steadfastly refuse to reveal their most intimate financial secrets.

However, if they do end up showing the players their financial statements, it might create even more issues that it already does. The numbers just do not appear to add up. From a story at The Sports Circuit, they detail the discrepancies between numbers that have been released. Both Forbes and USA Today list significant different numbers for players salaries, with gaps of millions of dollars that seem to defy explanation..

Check out their interesting take on this specific story here.

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