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NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, left, and NFL football Commissioner Roger Goodell take part in a news conference at the NFL Players Association in Washington on Monday.

It's over

And so, the Lockout That Should Never Have Been is over. The NFLPA has voted unanimously to approve the the new collective bargaining agreement.

No truth to the rumor that Al Davis called DeMaurice Smith to ask if he could abstain in this vote, too, "just for the hell of it."

Ben Smith's blog.