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Players told to not report until deal reached

Posted on: July 22, 2011 11:59 am
Edited on: July 22, 2011 1:08 pm
 

The NFLPA is making sure no confusion exists among its membership and instructing players to stay away from team facilities until lockout is lifted, several players with knowledge of the situation said.

The owners said on Thursday that teams would open their facilities to players on Saturday pending agreement with union. However, the trade association doesn't want players to do so until the lockout is lifted first. The chances of that happening are zero.

The NFLPA is basically making sure no player mistakenly shows up to work out at their various complexes.

Players are unlikely to vote on a new agreement today but the chances they do so over the weekend remain solid.


Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout
 
Comments

Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

I was replying to three questions.1 = we won't miss any game I REPLIED,We already miss hall of fame 2 = it said sell your season tickets there would be a fan waiting to by them   I REPIED NOT A REAL FAN 3 = It said players make the owners all this money i REPLIED without the fans there would be no football I am THE WORLDS BIGGEST STEELERS FAN AND WHY IS THE RICH PEOPLE LEBRON JAMES AND ADRIAN PETERSON BRINGING UP SLAVERY ,BUT NOT THE POOR HARD WORKING PEOPLE. THEY PROBABLY HAVE MAIDS AND SERVANTS TAKING CARE OF THIER MANSIONS IDIOTs



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

It is only a lockout because the union decertified, so let's try and keep that in mind. 



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

I keep forgetting that a lot of the NFL players are youngsters in there 20's.

There is a certain level of maturity that has not been reached with most of these guys.

I've lowered my expectations tremendously with this entire CBA crap!

My next step is to cancel the NFL package & keep $300 plus bucks in my pocket this year...

I never knew earning a 6 to 7 figure salary was such a problem??????  



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

This is a Lock Out not a Strike. Players should act as individuals not as a herd. If owners are ready to play then those players who want to play have the right to use their free will. Let um play!




Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

Make the HOF game the first game of this season. Show the country and show the players, that those who came before earned their due. Show the country it isn't all numbers and ego. Show the country what it means to give a damn about those that came before you.



Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: July 22, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

Yes their is a Federal LAw against that another item that the Federal Labor Ruling Board seems to have let slide, alog with the fact that THE PLAYERS DECERTIFIED THEIR UNION HENCE THEY CAN"T VOTE ON ANY FORM OF A CBA.

But hey that's alright screw the rest of the Nations Union and None-Union Works because it's Fn Pro Sport Leauge that generates allot of cash but not for the right folks. Maybe the owners and player should kick some of that ungodley amount of money they pay and make to the Concession Folks or the Grounds,Security Folks who are barely making above Minumal Wage.



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

They are not required to play for $75.00 and a sandwich

Now you sound like Peterson and his NFL/slavery comparison. Poor AP, I don't know he makes it on his $75.00 and a sandwich. Do you have any idea how many organizations have been destroyed by rookie players? These guys come into the league being paid mega dollars before they ever play a single game. What about guys like Albert the overpaid slob? Something needs to be done with the current payouts.

Furthermore, why do you think ticket prices etc...are through the roof? These players are greedy but as long as you don't mind paying a small fortune to take your kid to a ball game, then I guess you won't mind. What about NFL Network, jersey sales, shoe sales, Gatorade etc... prices go up because of these rich athletes. Personally, I think it's sickening to see rich people thinking they deserve much more. I can understand money towards retirement/health benefits etc... but to be paid more than what they already make to play a game is nonsense.

Finally, when a ball player is making more money than the president, a doctor, judge etc...it just goes to show that the priorities of this country are not in proper order.



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: July 22, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

Irregardless is not a word



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

I think there is collusion amongst the players. Isn't there a law against that?



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Players told to not report until deal reached

THESTEELERMAN hates football so much that he made his ID, um...STEELERMAN. But thanks for nutjob, all-caps rant. I agree with Box Crumbs, who is actually not totally insane. Like THESTEELERMAN. We have not lost a thing yet. Not anything that counts, anyway. And professional athletes, despite rumors to the contrary, are not slaves under the whip of their owner. They are not required to play for $75.00 and a sandwich. They are the top .000001% of football players in the world and are entitled to negotiate for a deal they feel is best for them. Welcome to a free market. If you don't like it, I hear Cuba has a state soccer team you might enjoy.


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