Suter Calls Out Leipold re: Contract Roll Backs
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10-27-2012, 01:23 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
To address the player complaints, I think they're bogged down with having achieved a specific level of revenue together with the league.
Revenues have grown very well. The original deal was that if they exceeded $2.7 billion, their share would be 57%. HRR has grown nearly twice the escalator for the last two seasons-- after the economic collapse. The players seem to want to lock in what came BEFORE.
It's actually not unreasonable even if HRR stays the same (doubtful). That is where the good faith part comes from on the PA side.
Conceding the share on all future contracts gives the owners their assurance that overall the players will get less once we're past the current kerfuffle.
Tweak the numbers, but isn't that a feasible and fair framework-- one exception?
(Putting aside to what extent each side values the noneconomic issues.)
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