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10-29-2012, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
I would believe that part of the reason for the owner gag is to prevent league liability during a labor negotiation. It would not surprise me if many owners had no experience with collective bargaining where labor law is a bit more stringent. That is not to say that this is the only reason for the gag as Devellano's words definitely merited censure.

Excellent point. I overlooked that aspect. What I don't know or recall is if it is always used by pro sports teams during lockouts or strikes. I seem to remember Jacobs giving interviews during the last lockout.

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