(Hat tip to Deke for posting this in the comments)
Talks are off and everybody is gloomy.
Kessler told ESPN that this is "a sad day for the NFL."
Kessler said there is no plan for resumption of talks, and that executive director of the NFL Players Association Gene Upshaw is on his way back to Washington, D.C.
The talks that took place today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. concluded "because the NFL is unwilling to compromise," Kessler said.