The calendar has flipped to June and the lockout grinding away and a hearing scheduled in the 8th Circuit Court on June 3rd, some key NFL owners met secretly near Chicago on Wednesday. The only problem is that in today’s world of Twitpics and instant information, there are no secrets. That and Jerry Jones’ not-so-subtle private jet seen double parked at DuPage airport.
Notable attendees of the “secret” meeting were Jones, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. I even heard Virginia McCaskey baked banana bread.
The bigwigs were in and out within 24 hours and it’s not certain what exactly what was discussed but you can bet contingency plans for either outcome of the 8th circuit court had to be covered. It’s uncertain if anyone representing the NFLPA was present at the meeting. What is clear is that this lockout has dragged on far too long and the start of the season is in jeopardy. Let’s get this done!