NFL, NFLPA mum as mediation begins

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to refrain from making public comments regarding their mediation talks, which commenced Friday.

The owners and the players' representatives agreed on Thursday to engage the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to resolve their differences as the expiration of their collective bargaining agreement draws near.

FMCS director George H. Cohen is overseeing the proceedings.

Talks between the parties broke down last week, then the owners brought an unfair labor practice suit against the players earlier this week.

The owners had claimed the players were not bargaining in good faith, instead biding time before the current CBA expires on March 3


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