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With revenue sharing in doubt, CBA future in peril

While NFL owners will meet Thursday in New York to determine if there is some way to avoid the chaos that would ensue without an extension to the league's collective bargaining agreement, no one should expect commissioner Paul Tagliabue to pull a rabbit out of the salary cap in this critical round of labor negotiations, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: March 2, 2006, 1:55 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Stalemated over the double-edged issues of paying more money to their players, and sharing more locally-generated revenues among themselves, NFL owners will meet Thursday in New York to determine if there is some brand of 11th-hour magic capable of avoiding the chaos that is about to ensue without an extension to the league's collective bargaining agreement.

No one should expect commissioner Paul Tagliabue, however, to pull a rabbit out of the salary cap in this critical round of ...

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