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Posted: Thursday July 21, 2011 8:16PM ; Updated: Friday July 22, 2011 12:25PM

Smith's email to players: 'There is no agreement'

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SI.com has obtained a copy of an email that NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith sent out to the group's 32 player representatives Thursday night after the league announced it had ratified a proposed settlement of the antitrust and TV lawsuits previously filed by the players.

Smith, who held a two-hour conference call with the reps later Thursday night, sent them the following email shortly after the the NFL announced its vote:

"As you know, the owners have ratified their propsal to settle our differences. It is my understanding that they are forwarding it to us.

As you may have heard, they apparently approved a supplemental revenue sharing proposal. Obviously, we have not been a part of those discussions.

As you know from yesterday, issues that need to be collectively bargained remain open; other issues such as workers compensation, economic issues and end of deal terms remain unresolved.

There is no agreement between the NFL and the Players at this time. I look forward to our call tonight."

 
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