Dear Falcons Fans,
As you probably know, last Friday the NFL’s mediated talks with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) ended without a new collectively bargained agreement, and on Saturday a lockout commenced. Neither of these events were desired outcomes, as Commissioner Goodell and our negotiating committee had worked diligently and tirelessly to reach a new agreement through the mediation process over the last three weeks.
I’m sure our current position raises questions by you regarding the status of the 2011 season. So, I am writing to keep you informed and, hopefully, to address your concerns.