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Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NFL holds off on new OT rule for regular season


Associated Press

IRVING, Texas The NFL isn't ready to expand the new overtime rule to the regular season.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the issue was tabled during owner meetings in the Dallas area. He said the league wants to continue talking to players.

Owners voted in March to change the sudden-death rule for the playoffs. If the team that loses the coin flip immediately gives up a field goal, that team will get a chance to score either to tie or win.

Goodell said owners also discussed upcoming labor negotiations with the players. The current contract expires at the end of the 2010 season.