According to WSB-TV's Zach Klein, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank had to step out of Thursday's NFL owner meetings at Atlanta's Airport Gateway Marriott to check up on his 96-year-old mother after she fell. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter, she was at Piedmont Hospital after the accident.
Klein says Blank is expected to return in time for the vote later Thursday to approve or shoot down the agreement that was reportedly proposed "conditionally" by players. According to reports, owners will vote towards the end of the business day, while players will call in for a big powwow later in the evening. That ... sort of sounds like good news, right?
We'll hope Mr. Blank's mother is all right.
Earlier in the day he was optimistic the end of the day would see a completed deal in place.