TWIB: Jonathan Kraft on Future of NFL

(This Week In Business) - The President of the New England Patriots, Jonathan Kraft, sits down with us for a wide-ranging interview that includes a look at how the team is working to enhance the experience for fans at Gillette Stadium.

"Those negotiations are ongoing, and like most negotiations, the public, it's like suasage-making," he said. "You don't really want to watch it, but at the end of the day, I think both sides understand the importance of the game to the American public, and that we should be able to intelligently work together to come up with an economic solution that treats the players and the owners for the various risks that each side is taking day to day."

He also talks about the possibility of a lockout next year, the potential for an 18 game schedule and rookie salaries.

"We definitely think that there is a desire on behalf of the fans to definitely see less pre-season and more regular season, and with how well-conditioned our athletes are today, I'm not sure, and I think other people agree that that whole off-season program and then four pre-season games is really necessary."

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