Published: Thu, February 27, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Maurkice Pouncey Reacts To NFL's CBA In Epic Rant: "F*ck That"

Maurkice Pouncey Reacts To NFL's CBA In Epic Rant:

A new collective bargaining agreement proposal has been sent by the union's leaders to the general membership for a vote, which if approved by the players would bring labor peace for the next 10 years. That puts the National Football League at the low end of the scale, despite the fact the National Football League brought in an estimated $13 billion previous year - $3.5 billion more than the second-place MLB.

According to ESPN's Brooke Pryor, Rodgers was "a force" in Tuesday's meeting and that some players thought there was more negotiating to be done when it came to the offseason program and those players were disappointed when told there would be no more negotiating on that matter.

The day the owners approved this current iteration of the CBA, they made a very public display of their approval that was seemingly designed, in part, to put the public pressure on the players to approve it, as is, which is always going to be a tough thing to push through because the relationship has been toxic between National Football League owners and players for so long.

Wilson is not alone, with teammates Quandre Diggs and Tyler Lockett both expressing displeasure with the revenue share as well. Indeed, several player reps last Friday night were adamant that more negotiating is needed. Now, the players would receive a game check at a prorated value of their contract. "F-- that. They ain't lookin" out for the best of the players.

The NFL and NFLPA are hoping to have a deal in place before the 2020 league year begins on March 18.

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■ But there may not be an immediate increase in the 2020 salary cap, because the 17-game schedule won't take effect until 2021 at the earliest. The amounts would depend on whether the season is 16 or 17 games.

Pouncey then got even more serious, teasing a lockout and calling for action from veteran players across the league. More likely is a continued mix of games in England (and other European sites) and Mexico. A five-day acclimation period would precede summer practices.

The new deal would eliminate a preseason game but an extra bye week during the season isn't expected.

- Rosters would expand from 53 to 55, with 48 players able to dress for games rather than the current 46. This is an interesting subplot for teams with multiple marquee free agents.

Wilson, who is often portrayed as staying out of controversy whenever possible, waded willingly into the CBA debate Wednesday morning with a tweet in which he stated that the NFL is lagging behind the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball in how it treats players, ending with an emphatic statement that "I VOTE NO".

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