NFLPA Instructs Players to “Save Three Game Checks” For Potential LockOut

Logically, I can’t see the NFL not getting their labor situation straightened out before next season.

Too much money to be lost on both sides, but the NFLPA has been very strong behind the idea— if there is a work stoppage, they will not fold like unions in the past.

The NFL players’ union has advised its members to prepare for a lockout it expects to come in March, telling players to save their last three game checks this year in case there is no season in 2011.

In a letter to the players that was seen by The Associated Press, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said the union had an “internal deadline” for agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement.

“That deadline has now passed,” he wrote. “It is important that you protect yourself and your family.”

The NFL has threatened to cancel the player’s health insurance which is a dirty tactic in negotiations.  While the lockout wouldn’t have much effect on the top tier players, the majority of players don’t have Peyton Manning contracts. So if a lockout does happen, it would be prudent they start saving money.

Maybe cut back on the mistresses, they are going to need those couple of dollars.

My hope is that it all gets worked out. I am not worried— I think right now this is more posturing than anything else.

No one wants to kill the golden goose.

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