NFL Lockout: Are The Players Even Paying Attention?

Because we like to say fair and balanced here on BGN, since we highlighted something the owners shouldn't have said today, let's do the same with the players.

Lance Briggs was on a Chicago radio station and was asked why so many players seem to be against HGH testing. His response was... bizarre.

"I don't know; I'm going to take the fifth on that." Are you against it?: "Once again, I'm going to take the fifth on that. I don't know enough about HGH or any of that stuff to really comment on it. It's never been a part of my life. Performance-enhancing stuff has never been a part of my life. The closest thing I've come to that is taking Gatorade recovery shakes. Recovery shakes is as close as I've ever come to that, so it's not a part of my life and I don't really study it or get into it too much."

Basically he sounds he was on board with not allowing for HGH testing, but also wanted to deny that he's ever used it. Seriously? This is the kind of stuff the owners get to point to out that paints the players in a bad way. If you're on the side that's against steroid testing... you're on the wrong side in the public's eyes.

And further, Briggs said what we've heard a lot of players say and I think is the mist disappointing thing I've heard from them. Just how much is he keeping up with the lockout and negotiations? 

I get text messages and stuff like that ... but that's about as close as I come to it. I read about what's going on, it's a dinner discussion and then I move on."

So this is your livelihood at stake, billions of dollars for you and your teammates... and you are this disinterested? I know at least that the owners are engaged in this process, but I really don't know that most players are... and they should be.

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