WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board's regional office has forwarded its investigation of a complaint levied by NFL owners against the players to a national board in Washington for review.
A spokeswoman for the NLRB says it's "a very incremental move" and does not necessarily indicate the board is close to a finding in the case.
NFL owners filed an unfair labor charge against the players' union in February, arguing that the union was not negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement in good faith.
On Monday, the NLRB confirmed the case has been sent from the regional office in New York to the board's national Division of Advice. Spokeswoman Nancy Cleeland says it "doesn't mean a decision is around the corner."