Real Salt Lake owner fined for comments about labor talks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has been fined $150,000 by Major League Soccer for comments he made about ongoing labor negotiations and discussions about free agency.

The fine is the largest in MLS history.

Hansen said during an interview on an RSL-owned station that discussion of free agency is “one of those real waste-of-time conversations.”

MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement Friday that the comments made by Hansen aren’t permitted under the league constitution.

Said Garber: “We are engaged in constructive negotiations with our players and such comments are not appropriate nor helpful to the negotiations.”

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