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The lockout is over so what does that mean for players? Attorney Milt Thompson, a certified contract advisor with the NFL and NBA Player‘s Association said the rookies and undrafted free agents were the ones that got the short end of the stick.
“Rookies now have their former rookie peers making more than twice an amount that they‘ll be able to under the new rookie salary rules,” said Thompson. “So rookies are the ones that are disadvantaged.”
Thompson said in the past, the owners got a percentage of the revenues but now the gross revenues are completely divided and 47-48 percent go to the players. He added that one good thing about the new collective bargaining agreement is that there is no “out” clause that could start renegotiations during the 10-year agreement.