Quote of the Day
"The general bias against the players is going to work against us. People don't know what the owners make, because they are behind the scenes. But they see us all the time. They know what we drive in, where we live. There's already a bias against us for the amount of money we make."-- Ravens LB Jarret Johnson, on the NFL lockout. (Sirius NFL Radio, 3/12)
NFL team owners "locked out the league’s players Saturday, shutting down professional football for the first time in 24 years," according to a front-page piece by Maske & Shipley of the WASHINGTON POST. The owners "acted after labor talks with the players’ union collapsed Friday afternoon" and players decertified the NFLPA, moving the "bitter dispute into the courts and ending an era of NFL labor peace that had lasted since players went on strike in 1987." Decertifying the NFLPA "enabled the players to file antitrust litigation against the owners, which they did late Friday," with QBs Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees among the 10 named plaintiffs. Lawyers for the union also "announced that they are seeking an injunction to lif ...
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