Chargers, Chiefs react to new CBA


The statements keep coming in about the end of the NFL lockout.

Here is what San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos had to say:

I couldn’t be happier to put this behind us and get back to football. I can’t wait for the football season start.

I really want to thank the fans for their patience throughout this process. It has been a very difficult period for all of us.

This new agreement is fair for both sides. Neither side got everything they wanted. It will give us labor peace for 10 years and helps secure the long-term future of the game. It will allow pro football to be even better, safer and more competitive, and to grow and prosper into the future. Bottom line, it’s good for the game and the fans who love it so much.

Here is the statement from Kansas City owner Clark Hunt:

Today, a new labor agreement was reached between the NFL and the NFL Players Association. I want to commend Commissioner Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith, the players’ executive committee and the NFL clubs for working together to find a mutually beneficial solution that will allow our game to thrive for many years to come.

Most importantly, I want to thank our fans for their enduring passion for football and the tremendous patience they have demonstrated throughout the challenges of the last several months. Our entire organization has been working hard to prepare for the 2011 season, and we are excited to get back to football when we open training camp at Missouri Western in St. Joseph, Mo.