TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Goodell: Labor talks were 'beneficial'

Steelers/NFL Videos

By The Associated Press
Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
 

DALLAS — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said this weekend's bargaining session with the players' union was "beneficial."

In an interview that aired the morning of the Super Bowl, Goodell called drug testing a key issue in labor talks. Goodell said a number of players and owners participated in a two-hour meeting Saturday, the first formal bargaining session since November. The labor deal expires in March.

"It's always a positive when both parties are talking," he said.

Outlining major sticking points, Goodell talked about revenue division, rookie salaries and benefits for retired players.

"We want to continue on with the integrity of the game, which is my No. 1 issue," he added, speaking of "making sure we have the best drug program in sports."

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Steelers notebook: Tomlin bringing officials to practice
  2. Steelers’ Tomlin does not like his coaching style to be characterized
  3. Steelers film session: Harrison on the field often
  4. Jaguars’ Bortles is mirror image of Steelers’ Roethlisberger
  5. Steelers are vowing to fix the costly penalties, lack of self-discipline
  6. Starkey: Slapstick Steelers deserved to lose
  7. Steelers DE Heyward making strides
  8. Infractions, lack of discipline cost Steelers in loss to Buccaneers
  9. Steelers notebook: Harrison feeling down after loss in return
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.