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Goodell: Labor talks were 'beneficial'

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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."

 

 
 


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