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NFL Labor Negotiations: DeMaurice Smith Gives Union Perspective

NFLPA representative DeMaurice Smith has offered a couple of statements, which we present to you now in video form.

 

So, the union wanted a whole lot of financial data from the owners, and the owners decided they didn't want to give it up. It appears that's pretty much what this is going to come down to.

There are no winners at this point in time, but I can tell you for darn sure that the losers here are all of us fans. These two sides have known what was coming for a very long time, and at the end of the day, they simply couldn't figure out how to divide. . .get this. . .nine billion dollars. We should all have such problems.

The next step for this is to head into the courtroom, folks. It's going to be a long process, it's going to get ugly, and we're not going to see football for a very long time.

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