Smith, in an interview on SiriusXM radio last night, consistently stated that the NFL was suing the players. That folks, is not the case.
Mr. Smith needs to get his facts straight. No wonder this lockout is a mess. One of the major principals is clueless about the facts!!
As per NFL Labor.com, Smith made four statements that were misleading:
- “This is the first league in the history of sports that has ever sued to not play their game.”
- “When we reach a time or a moment in history where a professional sports league is suing to not play football, we are in a bad spot.”
- “What do you think as a fan when you learn that the league that you write a check to, the teams that you have done nothing but cheer for years, are now suing to not play the game that we all love?”
- “You are the first league in history to go to court to sue that people should not be able to enjoy the game that you put on.”
Mr. Smith, if you want any sympathy/empathy from the American public, you at least have to be truthful. The union is blaming the owners for the lockout. So are most people.
But, since you have not been upfront with the American people regarding the facts, we have begun to place a good portion of the blame on you as well.....
In other news, the latest round of mediation sessions ended yesterday and will resume June 7. Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita pretty much summed up the players' attitude on a radio show:
"I know that the longer that this goes on this is going to get worse and worse.” Yep.....