Although the terms had been (mostly) agreed to last month, this final step was needed to make the CBA a legally binding and legit.
For example, free agents who have been signed for the last week have unable to practice with their new teams until the agreement could voted and on, formally starting the 2011 “league year.”
There was apparently some debate about the possibility of added drug testing, but the exact details of any last minute changes to the contract language have not been revealed.
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