The lockout will not end tonight. The players did not vote on the CBA proposal the owners accepted.
Players still have to sign off on the deal. A conference call between NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, the executive committee and team representatives wrapped up without a vote on the owners' proposal being taken, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.
The owners in their proposal told players that they must re-establish their union quickly for the agreement to stand. Players didn't vote on a full pact Thursday because there were unresolved issues. The NFL also said it wanted evidence by Tuesday that a majority of players have signed union authorization cards.
And around and around we go. If this thing does not get resolved soon, it has the potential to get really ugly. It seems like some players feel the vote the owners took tonight was a ploy. The owners are claiming they were misled.
Or it could be that the framework of a deal is set and there are just a few details to work out.