Report: NFL Has Plan If Work Stoppage Occurs

Report: NFL Has Plan If Work Stoppage Occurs
September 26, 2010, 10:03 pm
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Sunday, September 24, 2010, 6:03 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL reportedly has laid out a plan for its employees if there is a work stoppage next year after the contract with the players expires.

Fox Sports reported Sunday that the plan would include unpaid leaves of absence and pay cuts, depending on how long games are not played in 2011.

The league would not confirm any details in the Fox report.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, noting league employees are aware of the possibility the players union will decertify, told The Associated Press, "Our employees want to know what we would do if, despite our best good-faith efforts, no agreement is reached. Our primary focus remains on negotiating a new agreement as soon as possible."