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New NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratified By Players

The new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, better known as the CBA, was officially ratified by the Players Association on Thursday afternoon. In laymen’s terms, football is back, baby.

The exact terms of the new CBA haven’t been completely leaked yet, but it seems that the players all decided that voting to okay the new deal was better for them than waiting even longer before the new NFL year officially began.

The two biggest hurdles of the deal, as reported, were the personal conduct policy instituted when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took over and testing for Human Growth Horomone (HGH).

It seems that Goodell will still be in charge of the personal conduct policy, despite some player’s hopes that an outside mediator would take over those duties. HGH testing also seemed to make it into the new deal, though that shouldn’t be all that big of an issue considering the crackdown on it in recent years.

The main part of this story, however, is to let everyone know — no matter which way you look at it — that football is officially back.

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