Bruschi touches on labor issue

February, 10, 2011
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The big issue facing the NFL and its players is the labor situation, which ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi touched on during a SportsCenter segment (video above).

Bruschi recalled his days as a Patriots player, when union chief Gene Upshaw would visit the team.

"He would tell us, above all else, don't ever, ever give any of it back, because once you do, you'll never see it again," Bruschi said, noting that news of Thursday's canceled negotiating session is a reflection of the union taking Upshaw's approach.

Added Bruschi, "Let's remember why we're here in the first place. The players were satisfied with the deal. It was the owners that opted out."

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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