Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

"The fact of the matter is, when you break the law and do things that at the end of the day are not right and not fair, you get caught."

Right, so this is Jim Letten pontificating on the St.Pierre conviction and... wait... what?

Oh actually it's Drew Brees in his extended comments on the NFL owners and their bad faith scheme to impose a lockout that is starting to seriously threaten the upcoming season.

"I can point to about five different things to prove to you that they were ready to lock us out. They opted out of the last year of the [CBA] deal; they hired Bob Batterman [who oversaw a lockout of NHL players]. They tried to take the American Needle case to the Supreme Court to basically give them an antitrust exemption or single-entity status, but were defeated 9-0; they established new TV deals to pay them in the event of a lockout, but we were able to put a freeze on that money because they did not negotiate in good faith and broke the law. And they had an internal NFL document that was leaked -- a decision tree -- that said smack dab in the middle of it 'financial needs in a lockout.' That was in 2008, OK? So you're telling me that they had no plans to lock us out and really wanted to get a deal done? I don't think so."

Really great stuff from Brees. Go read it.

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