Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/23/12
NEW YORK -- The NFL players union sent an open letter to team owners calling for an end to the lockout of on-field officials and hinting that the lockout is a violation of the contract between the players and the league. The players were locked out for 4 1/2 months last year, and they emphasized in the letter, posted Sunday on the union's website, that replacement officials working the games creates an unsafe working environment. Domonique Foxworth, president of the NFL Players Association, Drew Brees and Scott Fujita are among the union members who signed the letter. "Your decision to...

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