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Executive Committee vote changes from 6-5 against to 7-4 against CBA proposal

In a close vote, the NFLPA will send the latest CBA proposal to a full membership vote with the expectation that it will get the majority it needs to pass.

The group that negotiated the current CBA proposal is even more strongly against the deal than it was last week.

Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, and PFT has confirmed, that the Executive Committee’s vote against the proposed CBA went from 6-5 on Friday to 7-4 on Tuesday. Which means that another member of the Executive Committee changed his vote in the past few days.

It’s unclear who changed his vote. Free-agent linebacker Sam Acho has denied that it was him. (A prior version of this item cited a source for the proposition that Acho altered his position.)

Members of the Executive Committee who are believed to be opposed to the CBA include Richard Sherman, Russell Okung, and Adam Vinatieri.

The seven of 11 members who oppose the labor deal likely won’t remain silent about their opposition. The effort now becomes persuading the rank and file to vote for or against the CBA. It remains to be seen how intent the campaign will become.