View Full Version : Batch expects lockout

06-09-2010, 01:53 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers reserve quarterback Charlie Batch doubles as the team's union player representative.

And Batch is convinced the players will be locked out by the owners next March as the 2011 season approaches.

"Nothing has changed," Batch told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "We're still there. The players continue to hear nothing different than what I've been relaying over the last year, and that's players anticipate a lockout. .. I've been telling people, warning our players of a lockout, and there are no signs that say we're closer, and we're not.

"You can see by the comments from our executive director where he thinks the labor negotiations are. One thing DeMaurice has done, he's gotten the message out to the players so they're not hearing it through the media. He's trying to do everything in his power to get a deal done."