Friday, July 22, 2011
Mawae: No statements out of respect
NFL Players Association president Kevin Mawae said in a statement Friday morning that the NFLPA was still "discussing the most recent written proposal with the NFL" but would not be releasing any further statements Friday out of "respect for the Kraft family while they mourn the loss of Myra Kraft."
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith attended Myra Kraft's funeral in the Boston area on Friday morning and is scheduled to return to Washington, D.C., by midafternoon.
A player vote on the proposed labor agreement owners ratified Thursday is still possible later Friday. However, the logistics of coordinating a conference call after the day of travel make it less likely.