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From the Top: NFL Owners Ready to Lock Out Players in 2011

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith prepare to begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement this week, it's looking very much like there will be an uncapped year in 2010 and a lockout in 2011.

It seems unavoidable. After the owners gave up so much in the 2006 negotiations, they will have to regain their grip by locking the players out.

NFL owners have been following the trail blazed by baseball execs for two decades now. They have become a splintered group of haves and have-nots, with varying priorities in the management of their franchises. The result, as happened in baseball long ago, has been a shift in power from ownership to the union. No...

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