NFL Union Talks Break Down

The NFL was on the verge of its first work stoppage in almost a quarter of a century when negotiations over a new labor deal collapsed on Friday.

The last real hope for a quick end to the dispute ended when the union representing the players [NFLPA] said it would decertify after failing to reach an agreement with the league and owners over a range of issues, including how to split more than $9 billion in annual revenue.