Possible NFL Lockout in 2011

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - The head of the NFL Players Association is bracing players for a possible 2011 lockout.

Executive director DeMaurice Smith told reporters at Colts camp Monday that he is convinced owners will lock players out when the
current labor deal expires after next season.

Smith made no demands for a new deal and expressed his willingness to discuss everything, including changes in the league's disciplinary policy. The one caveat: He wants to know why owners backed out of the collective bargaining agreement.