WASHINGTON (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and all 10 members of the owners' labor committee have left a mediation session with the players' union after about four hours of talks.
The NFL contingent got into a fleet of a half-dozen black SUVs to drive to a hotel about 25 miles away in Chantilly, Va., where the 32 team owners are gathering.
About 20 minutes later, the NFL Players Association negotiating group left on foot, walking in the direction of the union's headquarters, a couple of blocks away from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Union president Kevin Mawae and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a member of the NFLPA executive committee, attended the mediation for the first time.
The NFL's labor contract expires at midnight Thursday night.
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