Friday, March 11, 2011

DeMaurice Smith: “I dare any one of you” to show NFL has “fallen on hard times”

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith was the last man to speak during a dizzying evening of decertification, deregulation, and some name-calling.

Smith stressed a lack of trust in the negotiations and cited a lack of transparency by NFL ownership as cause for decertifying the union.

"Any business where two parties don't trust each other," Smith said.  "Is a business that can never be as successful as it can be."

Smith asked ownership for justification that the players should take a smaller piece of the pie than the last collective bargaining agreement.


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