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Mark Murphy Hasn’t Ruled Out Pay Cuts if the Lockout Continues

The Packers are one of the teams who have not imposed pay cuts to staff or coaches but team President and CEO Mark Murphy hasn’t ruled it out if the labor dispute drags on.

Murphy told Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, “It’s based on when we’re going to start missing revenue.”

The Packers could withhold pay from selected employees, including Murphy, General Manager Ted Thompson, coach Mike McCarthy, the assistant coaches and other high-level directors.

Murphy said the lockout, which has been in effect for nearly three months, has had only a small financial impact on the Packers, primarily involving sponsorships. But ticket revenue and other areas haven’t fallen off.

“That’s why we have not started withholding yet,” Murphy said.

“Each team has to make their own decisions, and some teams have been affected already,” Murphy said. “We’re very fortunate I think with the type of fans we have and the success we had last year. We haven’t seen a drop-off in ticket revenue or premium seats, where some of the other teams in the league, they’ve already seen losses in revenue.”

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