NFL owners approve a deal, players not on board yet
Tennessee Titans player Robert Johnson says, "Very funny the Owners tried to pull a fast 1 on us making the fans believe it's because of US the players....Not this time buddy."
And Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark tweets, "NFL players! Stay strong! We are still fighting for past, present and future players. We will vote when they give us something to vote on!"
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco adds, "Smart move by the owners to gain positive public perception and pressure the players into a bad deal shifting the negativity on us" and "Wonder how many people understand the awesome strategic move that some genius came up with to shift the pressure n negativity on us."
Carolina Panthers owner Jerr Richardson says, "It's been long and at times has been very, very difficult. We're confident that the players and the teams have arrived at a good place. We think we have a fair, balanced agreement."
But a player representative for the Buffalo Bills, George Wilson, says this new agreement and vote is "an attempt to break the spirits of our men and to fracture the solidarity that we've exemplified thus far."
There is no word yet on when the players will convene to vote on the proposed agreement.