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DeMaurice Smith feels lockout likely

Updated: September 8, 2010, 7:18 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

On the eve of the 2010 NFL regular season, the head of the players' union reiterated his belief that the league is headed for a lockout in 2011.

"I still feel that a lockout is coming in March," NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told Bloomberg News.

The NFL and the NFLPA have several issues to negotiate, including the amount of the league's revenue going to players, an 18-game schedule, expanded drug testing and a rookie wage scale before a new collective bargaining agreement ...

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