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Doomsday Scenario? Steelers' Foster Wants Players To Save Money In Case Of Lockout

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 16

Steelers G and player rep Ramon Foster is "urging players to save money now in preparation for a lockout with the NFL" over a CBA that will expire after the '20 season, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. Foster said that he is "disenchanted by several issues with the drug policy, including the ...

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