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Old 08-17-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default NFLPA: Lockout In 2011 Possible

NFLPA's Smith warns of 2011 lockout

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The head of the NFL Players Association is bracing players for a possible 2011 lockout.

Executive director DeMaurice Smith told reporters at Colts camp Monday that he is convinced owners will lock players out when the current labor deal expires after next season.

Smith made no demands for a new deal and expressed his willingness to discuss everything, including changes in the league's disciplinary policy.

The one caveat: He wants to know why owners backed out of the collective bargaining agreement.

NFLPA advises players on possible 2011 lockout - ESPN
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The No Fun League. Cliche, but this league is getting way out of hand. No one side can check on the other and with other distractions like Vick and Stallworth, the league is taking a wrong turn.

I'm sure, though, that money will eventually talk in this one and some money is better than no money so the league will still go on in 2011.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:25 PM   #3
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Obviously, there is a lot of bluffing as a lockout is beneficial for no one. I don't expect any play stoppage. But I found this interesting:

If no agreement is reached by March, the 2010 season will be the first without a salary cap since 1993 and could lead to more uncapped years.
The great parity in the NFL is one of the things that makes it great, so I hope a salary cap stays in place.
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These G-d damn greedy players better capitulate totally.

After all, isn't 2011 supposed to be the first year of the 18-game regular season?
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