When United States Federal Judge Susan Nelson forced the National Football League owners and players into mediation many NFL fans were hopeful that something would get done.
Well as time has gone on Nelson and U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan have proven to be jokes.
Nelson appointed Boylan to preside over the sessions, but there has been one problem since he took over. That being he is never available for more than two days at a time.
Seriously, how is anything going to get done if a judge is only available for two days every two or three weeks at a time?
Well they won’t get done in time for the start of the regular season. The reason being that this is a complex deal with the NFLPA not trusting owners at all. The evidence comes in the form of the NFLPA not responding at all to two NFL offers.
What should happen now is that the sessions should go back to being mediated by George Cohen who oversaw them until Nelson’s appointed Boylan to the job.
In the end. If Nelson and Boylan was really concerned about the fans and players more sessions would have been scheduled by now.