From Black Voices — The ongoing dispute between NFL team owners and NFL players is bringing out all types of commentary defending both sides. With the players’ union deciding to decertify last week, the owners officially locked them out, therefore putting the upcoming NFL season up in the air.
They are fighting over how to split $9.3 billion in revenue, with the owners wanting more money off the top and to extend the season to 18 games. The players want proof that the owners need the money before they agree to taking a pay cut, but the owners refuse to open their books. Everything is at a standstill.
Owners are frustrated, players are angry and fans are irritated. In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Petersonspoke his mind on the negotiations and pulled no punches.
“It’s modern-day slavery, you know? People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too,” Peterson told Yahoo!’s Doug Farrar.