The executive director of the National Football League players union said a player lockout next season is a “near certainty,” and that it would cost the U.S. economy an estimated $5 billion in lost wages, taxes and other revenue if the entire season is canceled.
The National Football League is reviewing the behavior of its replacement officials on social- media websites after replacing a crew member assigned to call the New Orleans Saints’ game yesterday because photos on Facebook showed him wearing the team’s gear.
The Green Bay Packers, the only publicly owned professional U.S. sports franchise, received National Football League approval to hold their fifth stock sale to help finance a $140 million upgrade to Lambeau Field.
The National Football League and its players’ union are continuing negotiations to avoid a shutdown of the U.S.’s most-watched television sport a month after the Super Bowl drew the biggest audience in U.S. television history.
Roger Goodell will speak with New York Giants season-ticket holders on a conference call next week, one of several conversations with fans the National Football League commissioner is holding at the request of teams as a lockout of players continues.