WASHINGTON, D.C. - Before heading over for what could be the final negotiating session in advance of what could be a dramatic sequence of events Friday afternoon, Saints quarterback Drew Brees took his case to Twitter to try and explain his case to the fans.
"I am very sorry that you as fans have to endure this. Football is more than just a game for all of us. We will keep fighting . . . always,” tweeted Brees, who is active in the negotiations and will put his name on an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL if the union decertifies.
“To our fans – I give you my word that we as players are doing everything we can to negotiate with the NFL towards a fair deal,” he wrote in another tweet. “The NFL brought this fight to us – they want $1 billion back, we just want financial information to back up that request. They refuse to give that information to us. They think we should just trust them. Would you? We have a responsibility to our players – past, present, and future, to advance this league forward, not take 3 steps back.”
But we're not sure if Brees' message will resonate with fans. When I posted one of his tweets on my own Twitter feed, a fan fired back: @cds1029 writes: "Somebody tell these greedy - - to open their eyes!! I have to save for months to go to a football game! spare me."