Found August 29, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
Last offseason NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell were the bane of my existence. They essentially killed the NFL offseason following the draft until the early days of August. Fortunately, the current lockout of NFL officials doesn't threaten the NFL season, despite what the NFLPA would have you believe. In a recent interview with Jim Trotter of SI.com, DeMaurice Smith indicated that the NFLPA could take action if the union believes its player are in danger due to the replacement officials. In America it is the employer's obligation to provide as safe a working environment as possible. We believe that if the National Football League fails in that obligation we reserve the right to seek any relief that we believe is appropriate. The NFL has chosen to prevent the very officials that they have trained, championed and cultivated for decades to be on the field to protect players and -- by their own admission -- further our goal ...
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