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Bruce Allen Writes Says NFL Lockout Was 'Difficult But Necessary' In Open Letter

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen just wrote a letter to fans to discuss the recent Collective Bargaining negotiations between the owners and the NFL Players' Association and the reality that an NFL lockout is upon us.

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In it, Allen said the decision to lock out the players was a "difficult, but necessary" one after the players union decided to decertify itself. He expressed "disappointment" that the union "walked away" from what he thought was a fair offer, and was "especially disappointed" because the offer, according to Allen, included additional benefits for retired players. He added that he remains committed to the mediation process, and does not want to get Congress involved. He closed by saying, in Charlie Sheen-like fashion, that the labor issues will not dissuade the Redskins from their primary objective, which is WINNING. Yes, "WINNING" was in all caps.

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The full letter can be found here on the Redskins' website

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