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NFL, union dispute TV money

Updated: February 25, 2011, 12:45 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- With millions of people glued to NFL games every fall weekend, the league's broadcast rights are worth billions of dollars -- even if the 2011 season is wiped out by the ongoing labor dispute with the players' union.

The union contends over $4 billion in TV, digital and wireless revenue was carved out by the owners as a financial cushion in case of a lockout, and they want that money escrowed so it can't be held as leverage against them in collective bargaining talks.

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