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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Robert Kraft part of confidential talks

By Mike Reiss

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, in a statement, said the following today regarding labor talks: "NFL owners and players have engaged in further confidential discussions before Chief Magistrate Judge Boylan this week. Those discussions will continue."

Aiello noted that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is part of the discussions, along with commissioner Roger Goodell, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Giants owner John Mara and Chargers owner Dean Spanos.

All owners present are part of the league's labor committee, Aiello noted.

Representing the players are DeMaurice Smith (head of the NFL players trade association), Kevin Mawae, Dominque Foxworth, Tony Richardson, Jeff Saturday, and Mike Vrabel.

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