NFLPA Won't Allow Players To See Owners' Most Recent Proposal?

According to NFL agent Joe Linta, the NFLPA has not allowed it's members to see the most recent proposal from the owners. As a representative of 45 players, Linta would like to be able to see the offer and present it to his players. However, it appears the union is not willing to do that. So he's going to the owners.

"I'd like to see it myself so when I talk to my 45 guys, I can show them what it is - since there is no union,'' Linta said, referring to the decertification of the NFL Players Association as a union March 11. "I would like Mr. Rooney to forward the offer to me. I represent two percent of the union, I'm not insignificant. Let me ask you something, who has the players' back more, the players union or the player's agent? Why can't I get copy of this and disseminate it to my players?"

It's a sentiment that at least one NFL player shares. Quintin Mikell tweeted today "You know Joe Linta has a valid point. Why can't we see the last proposal the owners made?"

We've already seen today that David Akers has contacted union leadership to urge them to get a deal done. It could very well be a growing sentiment among players. Linta feels that way as well. After the 8th circuit court signaled that it's likely to rule against the players on June 3rd, he says that means the lawsuit route has not worked and he doesn't seem to get what the NFLPA is hoping to accomplish by continuing litigation.

"Now what? Does the union go to the Supreme Court? That will take until October. It’s over. These guys are driving these players right off a cliff right now."

At the very least, it does seem like the NFLPA should be doing a better job of keeping its membership informed and at least letting them see what the owners are offering.

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