NFL Lockout 2011: Arthur Blank Releases Letter to Atlanta Falcons Fans

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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.

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  • John

    Thanks, you are a class act.

  • Jerry Lowery

    Fans are 100% responsible for NFL’s existence, owners 0%
    Fans get 12% of Super Bowl tickets celebrities get 88%.
    Fans pay 1000% for stadium concessions.
    Owners can move a team to satisfy their vanity, with out any consideration of the fans.
    Owners can charge for pay-for-view without any consideration for the armchair fan.
    The NFL channel leaves millions of armchair fans without access to games.
    Fight back, join the non profit organization “The NFL Fans Association” now.
    Sign up and leave a message at ‘’ .