Said the players: Without being entitled to strike, what redress would we have?
Said the owners: Arbitration.
Said the players: And who would be the arbitrator?
Said the owners: Pete Rozelle.
In addition, the owners insisted that the contract, which has a life of four years, forecloses negotiations on new issues that might arise, such as pay TV or further league expansion. The players insisted that such a foreclosure was never agreed upon and in the end the new stipulations were omitted. The signing wasn't forthcoming, however, because at week's end Tex Schramm had the contract and he was incommunicado on Rozelle's yacht. His last word to the Players Association was that he "wanted a few things clarified."