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Explaining the sudden resolution between the officials and the NFL

Updated: September 27, 2012, 1:35 AM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Money talks.

In fact it won't shut up, and in the beginning this was about short money and the NFL owners trying to pull a few nickels out of the sofa cushions. Helpless to stop themselves overspending on running backs and Aqualanga truffles, this year the owners figured they'd wring a few cents from the help by locking out the officials.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would then explain to every one of us in tones of stern assurance that in doing so the owners were ...

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