Rooney: NFL without salary cap possible

TAMPA, Fla. – Steelers chairman Dan Rooney hopes that the owners and players will reach a labor agreement before the 2010 season.
But Rooney said there is a “definite possibility” that a chasm between the two sides could eventually lead to the small-market Steelers having to compete in a league without spending limits.
The players and owners remain far apart on a new collective bargaining agreement, and commissioner Roger Goodell dismissed a study released by the NFL Players Association that said the league is awash in money.
“There is a lot of fiction in that report,” Goodell said Thursday of the study that claims NFL owners made an average of almost $25 million last season.