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NFL 5 43 Key figures in NFL labor fight 29569967 George Cohen, Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) George+Cohen%2C+Director+of+the+Federal+Mediation+and+Conciliation+Service+%28FMCS%29+ NFL

The federal mediator seemed to do a good job during the first week of mediation, but all hell broke loose in the second week. Cohen, who acted as a go-between, simply couldn’t control the media leaks from both sides.

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NFL 5 43 Key figures in NFL labor fight 29569966 Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner Roger+Goodell%2C+NFL+Commissioner+ NFL

Goodell is going through his first labor negotiation as the NFL's CEO, and it has been a rough one. He can’t be happy that everything blew up after two weeks of mediation, which was the way the NFL thought it could get a deal done.

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NFL 5 43 Key figures in NFL labor fight 29569965 Bob Batterman, NFL Outside Counsel Bob+Batterman%2C+NFL+Outside+Counsel+ NFL

Nicknamed the "lockout lawyer" because of his involvement in labor issues with other professional sports, Batterman was hired in 2008 by the NFL. Once his hiring became known, league observers believed there could be a lockout on the horizon. Batterman presided in labor negotiations for the NHL that resulted in the league not playing the 2004-2005 season.

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NFL 5 43 Key figures in NFL labor fight 29569962 Jeffrey Kessler, NFLPA Outside Counsel Jeffrey+Kessler%2C+NFLPA+Outside+Counsel+ NFL

Some observers have called him a divisive force in the labor negotiations with the NFL for many years. Kessler, who is known as a brilliant attorney, has drawn the ire of NFL owners for many years because of his style of negotiating.

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NFL 5 43 Key figures in NFL labor fight 29569963 David Doty, U.S. District Judge (Minnesota) David+Doty%2C+U.S.+District+Judge+%28Minnesota%29+ NFL

A thorn in the NFL's side for many years, Doty has ruled in favor of the players in litigation against the league. But Doty isn't merely taking the players' side despite what the owners think. Law observers say he actually has been very fair in his rulings based strictly on facts and information available.

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NFL 5 43 Key figures in NFL labor fight 29577760 DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice+Smith%2C+NFLPA+Executive+Director+ NFL

Known for his oratory skills, Smith joined the NFLPA as the man in charge nearly two years ago. While he doesn't yet have the relationship with the NFL that his predecessor, the late Gene Uphaw, had, Smith has shown he's willing to take drastic steps such as decertification to help the players get what they want.

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NFL 5 43 Key figures in NFL labor fight 29569964 Jeff Pash, NFL General Counsel and Exec Vice President-Labor Jeff+Pash%2C+NFL+General+Counsel+and+Exec+Vice+President-Labor+ NFL

Like Goodell, Pash was willing to reduce his salary from nearly $5 million to $1 if a lockout took place, which has transpired. But the NFL's lead labor negotiator could be the league's most important figure these days or at least until a new CBA is reached.

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