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NFL player: Don't believe the hype

Posted on: July 11, 2011 3:25 pm
Edited on: July 11, 2011 3:41 pm
 

The call came from an NFL player Monday morning.

The message: Don't believe the hype.

He was talking about reports of a labor deal between the NFL owners and the league's players getting close to being done.

"That's not true," the player said. "All that is hype coming from the owners side to try and put pressure on us to do a deal. They want to make us look bad. It's simply not true. There is a lot of work to be done. They are not close."

Amid reports that a deal could be done by July 21, the player said that is far from the information he is getting from his representatives.

"Consider where that information is coming from, it's the owners," the player said. "Their reason is to try and create all this false hope to put more pressure on us."

The player said there are still a lot of hurdles to overcome to get a deal done. He has one wish to help make it come true: Get everybody out of the room, except for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith, the head of the players association.

"Do it one-on-one like their predecessors used to do," the player said. "When Gene Upshaw and Paul Tagliabue went into a room, they got it done. That's what needs to happen now. The players in there are smart, but they don't know how to close a deal. As for Goodell, he needs to drop his nuts. He needs to have the power to do a deal. It needs to be two guys in a room."

Asked if he expected a deal to be done by July 21, the player said, "I'd be shocked."

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL Labor
 
Comments

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 11:22 pm
 

NFL player: Don't believe the hype

And we`re supposed to feel sorry for these underpaid, porr players. When the "player" won`t say his name. It`s probably one of the unions sleezeball lawyers wanting to drag this on, so he can get more publicity for going up against the "big bad owners".



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 10:26 pm
 

NFL player: Don't believe the hype

I would think a subscriber to the"NFL package" would know the names of the "NFL package." But a Broncos fan that doesn't watch games? No shocker there. The rest of the comments are spot on though. Unnamed sources are meaningless.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:02 pm
 

NFL player: Don't believe the hype

I find it amazing that an allegedly CBS writer needs to have their blog rated....I would rate this one but the middle finger is not an option.  HEY BOZO here is a rumor....you are going to be FIRED.  Rate this!




Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 5:03 pm
 

NFL player: Don't believe the hype

in 1987, there were plenty of players who woke up one morning to find out that a deal had been struck without them knowing anything about it... nothing new here, especially with the old "anonymous player" stuff



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:48 pm
 

NFL player: Don't believe the hype

I Will cancel my subscription as well. i could absolutely use the extra money 



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:32 pm
 

NFL player: Don't believe the hype

Breaking news:  An unnamed professional football player has cited an unnamed representative “close to negotiations” who feels that a deal is not close to being done and this unnamed player predicts he will be surprised if such a deal is done by then.  Says owners are bad and selfish…




Since: Apr 12, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:25 pm
 

NFL player: Don't believe the hype

I wont watch an 8 game season! I'll cancel the nfl package and never get it again..............................

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...! I Wont buy any tickets or shirts.......... No more $20 parking or over priced beer and food................. No fantasy football leagues...........That puts about $1500 + back in my pocket! I need more money also..........


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