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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - NFL Players Association executive
director DeMaurice Smith says there are new signs owners are
preparing for a football-free 2011. With support from Packers
quarterback Aaron Rodgers, he's asking fans to take the players'
Smith spoke Tuesday at a tailgate-style fan luncheon a few
blocks from Lambeau Field. He referred to a recent Sports Business
Journal report that said the NFL is requiring banks that lend money
to its teams to extend grace periods for loan defaults through the
end of the 2011 season in the event of a lockout.
Rodgers asked a group of about 300 fans to "stand with us" in
what he expects to be a "tough fight" over a new collective
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