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Ball is in NFL’s court

NFL Contract Talks Continue As Deadline Approaches

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith pauses during remarks as he and a group of player representatives arrive for labor talks at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a labor dispute as a deadline looms at the end of a 7 day extension of talks. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

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The NFLPA has offered to extend the deadline for doing a new deal in exchange for one thing.

The union wants 10 years of audited financial statements.

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said that the union has requested the information, and that a decision from the league is due by 5:00 p.m. ET.

We’ll find out how serious the NFL is about doing a deal soon.