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Friday, March 18, 2011
Dawkins, Vrabel to talk about labor dispute

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Broncos safety Brian Dawkins and Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel are among five NFL players who’ll appear on an NFL Live roundtable discussion Friday night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

The other players who will appear on the show are New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, Indianapolis center Jeff Saturday and Baltimore cornerback Domonique Foxworth.

All five players were key members of the NFLPA and are all actively involved in the labor dispute with ownership. It should be interesting viewing.

UPDATE: Vrabel said the players are willing to negotiate, but he suggested that NFL’s top leaders, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, shouldn’t be at the bargaining table. Vrabel wants to talk to the owners directly.

It’s in interesting suggestion and I’m sure it will fire up people at the NFL headquarters. What I think is, both sides need to stop talking about each other and they need to start talking to each other.