New CBA In The Works?

The future (of setting new precedents) is now! Well… not quite yet.  But according to the NFL Labor News site, we’re getting closer to a new CBA. Why? Because the current agreement makes it too easy for players to take money they didn’t ‘earn’ from teams who then have little recourse to get their money back.

CBA Special Master Stephen Burbank ruled over the weekend that the forfeiture provisions in the CBA barred enforcement of contract promises by two rookie free agents in 2009 to repay their signing bonuses if they failed to perform.

He said:

“The CBA was never intended to allow players who violate their contracts, commit crimes, or quit on their teams to keep bonus money paid to them in good faith by the clubs, whether it’s $7,000 or much more,” said NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash.  “This is money that should be available to rookies and veterans who actually perform, but the union has continually sought rulings that allow players who breach their contracts to take the money and run. The illogical and unintended consequences of these rulings are one of the many reasons why the current CBA needs to be changed. We are committed to addressing this issue in our negotiations with the NFLPA and reaching a CBA that prevents these kinds of results in the future.”

I wonder if this is at all connected to the $21 Million bonus the Redskins, you know, gave away to Albert Haynesworth for doing absolutely nothing this spring.


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