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NFL Lockout: Players Leave Meeting Without Voting On CBA; Owners Meet Thursday

Another day, another reported deadline missed as NFL Players Association representatives failed to vote on a proposed CBA on Wednesday during their meeting in Washington, D.C.  WIth NFL Owners meeting in Atlanta on Thursday - with voting on the CBA on their agenda - we are once again left in the dark on if, and when, the 129-day NFL Lockout will come to an end.

"I know everyone wants to be an expert and say they know exactly what's going on behind closed doors and when this is going to happen," NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith told ESPN on Wednesday night. "Both sides know where they stand. Both sides continue to work very intensively, as we have for several weeks. I'm not into the prediction business and I'm not about to get into details, but their side knows what our deal is and, again, we know where they stand."

While both sides continue to remain optimistic, it is becoming increasingly doubtful that the Hall of Fame Game, scheduled for August 7 in Canton, can be played.

Jeff Pash, general counsel for the NFL was asked about whether the game could be played, "We'll see. It's getting tight. It would be pretty challenging. That's one of the things we'll have to focus on."

It's just the latest plot twist in a movie that ends with football in 2011.  

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.