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Ryan Clark to Steelers: Show up for work tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.

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The question of whether NFL players will report for work on Tuesday is no longer a matter of “what if?”

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that safety Ryan Clark has informed his Steelers teammates to show up for work on Tuesday morning.

“I’m trying to get guys there at 8 o’clock, to get out there and show we want to be here, we want too be part of this organization and we want to be on the field,” Clark said.  “We want to show this is not a litigation process but an attempt to have football in 2011.”

Based on NFL spokesman Greg Aiello’s statement to PFT, it sounds like the players won’t get in.

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56 Responses to “Ryan Clark to Steelers: Show up for work tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.”
  1. jakek2 says: Apr 25, 2011 8:01 PM

    Hopefully you will see Union solidarity at its best tomorrow. Every player under contract should show up!!

    Great job Ryan!!!!!!! The brotherhood salutes you!

  2. hobartbaker says: Apr 25, 2011 8:03 PM

    All those who aren’t drunk, hung over, in jail, in a Vegas hotel room with a pair of hookers and a pound of coke, or due for a court appearance. Maybe two or three make it.

  3. iamtalkingsolistenandlearn says: Apr 25, 2011 8:03 PM

    Umm, Ryan? Do you and your fellow greedy gypsies plan to “work” in the parking lot? You ain’t getting in, and you ain’t gonna get in till the appeals courts rule in the owners favor.

  4. jpmelon says: Apr 25, 2011 8:05 PM

    it sounds like Ryan Clark is trying to rattle the cage.

  5. footballisking says: Apr 25, 2011 8:06 PM

    the league is dumb and arrogant we know that…we will soon find out if they THINK they are above what a federal judge says..face it greg you and goodell schooled in court and Nelson just ended the lockout..but the sad thing is the league is going to attempt to defy a federal judge I hope goodell,pash and aiello are getting their resumes updated

  6. clayjayhawk says: Apr 25, 2011 8:06 PM

    They will in Green Bay! Go Pack Go!

  7. duanethomas says: Apr 25, 2011 8:06 PM

    Judge Nelson will get the players in, she has brains and beauty. I LOVE the ruling and how the players have won.

    Remember: Thumbs down- pro-player

    Thumbs up: You love Demaurice Smith and his hats!

    LOL!!!!!

  8. iced107 says: Apr 25, 2011 8:07 PM

    “Based on NFL spokesman Greg Aiello’s statement to PFT, it sounds like the players won’t get in.”

    unless the NFL really wants to get themselves into a serious lawsuit and i’d imagine run the risk of putting themselves in contempt, they might want to oblige until there is an appeal.

    The NFL kinda reminds me right now of a little girl…stomping your feet because your stubborn and you don’t want to give in is not going to help you,especially if you’ve been court-ordered to do something..

  9. beastofeden says: Apr 25, 2011 8:09 PM

    Million dollar athletes taking the initiative and showing up to work when they don’t have to??

    That’s about as stupid as telling pampered college stars not show up to Radio City Music Hall to get a whole lot of Face-Time/Me-Time

  10. lasher1650 says: Apr 25, 2011 8:09 PM

    Straight up grandstanding by the players as the surely know that more rounds of adjudication are necessary to actually lift the lockout. However, smart PR move as players standing outside of the facilities not being granted access will surely be compelling video.

  11. nineroutsider says: Apr 25, 2011 8:10 PM

    In a related story, the NFL has decided to suit up its legal team and block Ryan Clark and his Steel curtain from entering.

    If their legal team can’t win in the courtroom, the NFL figures they are cheaper than paying actual players. They were going to have the Packers offense do it…

  12. darrkkomens says: Apr 25, 2011 8:11 PM

    Let the players in!!! Allow teams to trade players!!!! Start free agency and the league year or We’re Boycotting the Draft!!!!!

    You loss owners, Negotiate during the season
    IT’S TIME FOR FOOTBALL!!!!!!

  13. steelinny says: Apr 25, 2011 8:18 PM

    This is the 1st time I was ever happy to see Tom Brady win! GO STEELERS!

  14. eagleswin says: Apr 25, 2011 8:18 PM

    “I’m trying to get guys there at 8 o’clock, to get out there and show we want to be here, we want too be part of this organization and we want to be on the field,” Clark said. “We want to show this is not a litigation process but an attempt to have football in 2011.”

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    You may want to be on the field but to say you want to be part of the organization is laughable.

    It remains to be seen if the Steelers open the doors at 8am, my guess is no.

    There is still a long ways to go before we see football in 2011. I don’t think that Nelson’s ruling clears the way at all. If the league opens the doors they will be violating federal law, if the league doesn’t open the doors they violate the judges orders. Given a choice of the 2, i think they disobey Nelson.

  15. scytherius says: Apr 25, 2011 8:19 PM

    Of course the billionaires will violate a Court order. It’s what they do.

  16. hobartbaker says: Apr 25, 2011 8:22 PM

    You call that “work”, Clark?

  17. hanktheking says: Apr 25, 2011 8:23 PM

    20 bucks says Ben shows up with “defensive” wounds on his hands.

  18. p4hbiz says: Apr 25, 2011 8:24 PM

    GO STEELERS!!!! IM NOT EVEN A FAN, BUT GET UR GUY’S TO WORK… I HOPE OUR PLAYERS ARE SAYING THE SAME THING…

    GO RAIDERS!!!!

  19. whathappenedtovox says: Apr 25, 2011 8:24 PM

    Yes! Yesss! Oh, let me taste your tears, owners! Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!

  20. txchief says: Apr 25, 2011 8:25 PM

    Can we just start manufacturing and drafting the playas in China?

  21. halftermguv says: Apr 25, 2011 8:26 PM

    A good PR move by the players, but that’s not how our pathetically slow court system works. The owners will now file an appeal which will take weeks. Punxatawney Phil should have predicted how many games will be missed.

  22. jimphin says: Apr 25, 2011 8:29 PM

    8am ???? C’mon slackers…wake up from your drunken stuper and get there at 5am if you are really serious.

    The coaches will be instituting new 3 a day practices.

  23. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 25, 2011 8:30 PM

    Good. Seriously, this is great.

  24. txchief says: Apr 25, 2011 8:30 PM

    Imagine a fleet of Yao Ming wide receivers lined up in spread formation! Bring it on!

  25. lovesportsandsurfing says: Apr 25, 2011 8:33 PM

    The owners without hesitating to not allow the employees back in the building is beyond shameful. I hope there is no more NFL…ever.

  26. mattmentecky says: Apr 25, 2011 8:34 PM

    Old man Rooney is already on record as being on the side of the players (I seem to recall a quote where he says the owners will have to give up some money). So my question is, what is it that binds the individual owners for any decision of the NFL to appeal a decision?

  27. bearskoolaid1688 says: Apr 25, 2011 8:35 PM

    Do the old CBA rules apply or can the teams have full contact practices with no limits on how many of they can have?

  28. gdpont says: Apr 25, 2011 8:37 PM

    As Judge Nelson points out in Footnote 35, if teh players under contract do not show up for work, they will be subject to fines and/or termination,

  29. dontcallmepete says: Apr 25, 2011 8:38 PM

    hookers and a pound of coke, or due for a court appearance. Maybe two or three make it.
    —————————————
    Coke isn’t measured in pounds. It’s Kilo’s jeez where’re you from??

  30. txchief says: Apr 25, 2011 8:39 PM

    Looks like the playas wil get their dream…the CFL. LMBAO!

  31. dontcallmepete says: Apr 25, 2011 8:40 PM

    I hope there is no more NFL…ever.
    —————————————-
    No you don’t..ladies and gentlemen..melodrama.

  32. txchief says: Apr 25, 2011 8:43 PM

    Wen’ dere haint no mohney in da dheal, whont’ bee no meagha komtrakts!

  33. txchief says: Apr 25, 2011 8:57 PM

    They better line up the EMS units outside when the playas show up. There’s no telling how may career-ending slip and falls might happen when the doors are opened!

  34. mrhashplant says: Apr 25, 2011 9:00 PM

    Is tebow gunna make it?

  35. bpjensen says: Apr 25, 2011 9:02 PM

    If I were an agent I would tell my players under contract to show up.

  36. marthisdil says: Apr 25, 2011 9:02 PM

    If I were NFL teams, I’d tell them not to send any coaches, etc, to any practice facilities…

    Let them all show up to nothing.

    Can’t lock em out…but they can’t make you show up.

  37. TheWizard says: Apr 25, 2011 9:03 PM

    You call that “work”, Clark?

    Really. I’m near my first break at 8 a.m.

  38. vahawker says: Apr 25, 2011 9:04 PM

    Hey Clark, if you were serious about getting football in 2011 you would have told DeIdiot to get his sorry grand standing pimp hat wearing, mush mouth mumbling, spit shooting, pathetic butt to the negotiating table and not get up until he had a new CBA in place. Your aren’t serious about playing football or there would be a new CBA already. Jack Wagon.

    And, Deb, it wouldn’t matter if one of the Hawks did the same thing so save you tired “ooooo a Hawk fan attacking a Steeler…big surprise B.S.”

  39. voxveritass says: Apr 25, 2011 9:22 PM

    vahawker says:
    Apr 25, 2011 9:04 PM
    Hey Clark, if you were serious about getting football in 2011 you would have told DeIdiot to get his sorry grand standing pimp hat wearing, mush mouth mumbling, spit shooting, pathetic butt to the negotiating table and not get up until he had a new CBA in place. Your aren’t serious about playing football or there would be a new CBA already. Jack Wagon.
    __________________________

    I’m sure Deb can handle herself but I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your Archie Bunker impression.
    That must be some of the finest satire I’ve ever seen.

  40. dietrich43 says: Apr 25, 2011 9:30 PM

    Pig Ben must have been sad to hear about this – cuts down on his time with the DTF coeds.

  41. famucancer says: Apr 25, 2011 9:33 PM

    Cacs posting in bitterness, LOL

  42. sickcuz says: Apr 25, 2011 9:34 PM

    All those who aren’t drunk, hung over, in jail, in a Vegas hotel room with a pair of hookers and a pound of coke, or due for a court appearance. Maybe two or three make it.

    pound of coke? Coke comes in grams and kilos.

  43. bobbyd12 says: Apr 25, 2011 9:35 PM

    Yea, show up, your pathetic asses will still be locked out. You decertified your Union. All it takes is one or two owners to say, that’s it, we are no longer a football organization and that’s the end of the NFL as we know it.

  44. Deb says: Apr 25, 2011 9:42 PM

    @vahawker …

    Saw my name but too busy to read the rest of your post tonight. Just more of the same old Seahawks trolling BS I’m sure. You spend so much time on our threads you should pay rent.

  45. Deb says: Apr 25, 2011 9:46 PM

    Ryan Clark has never been one of my favorite Steelers, but in the last two weeks, he has been shooting up the charts. You go, Ryan!!!!!

    And speaking of going … when the glorious day finally comes that the NFL rids itself of the scourge that is Roger Goodell (and both the pro-owner and pro-player factions should be anxious to get rid of that sorry excuse for a commissioner) … I hope he takes that miserable oaf Aiello with him.

  46. Deb says: Apr 25, 2011 9:48 PM

    @txchief …

    You want to see them start manufacturing players in China? Be careful what you wish for, you evil man. Karma has a way of coming back on people. You may wind up seeing your job outsourced instead.

  47. canetic says: Apr 25, 2011 10:10 PM

    They’re going back?? I thought playing football was akin to slavery. I figured everyone was done playing now that they wised up during the lockout.

  48. santolonius says: Apr 25, 2011 10:19 PM

    as a guy just sitting in the bleachers watching this legal spectacle/business debacle i have to admit this idea by ryan clark to just show up for work (almost george castanzaesque) is the most entertaining i have seen yet. what can the owners do? the lockout has been lifted after all. are the owners going to ignore the judge?

  49. wydok says: Apr 25, 2011 10:31 PM

    It’s time like this I wish I didn’t stop sniffin’ glue.

  50. smackingfools says: Apr 25, 2011 10:35 PM

    Come on Brandon Marshall. Demand this too! Oh wait…. Go Dolphins!

  51. nflwatcher says: Apr 25, 2011 10:46 PM

    Here’s hoping Judge Nelson gives orders to arrest any owners who forbid players from going to their jobs tomorrow.

  52. thefiesty1 says: Apr 25, 2011 11:01 PM

    …and we hear from another idiot player. Just sit on your a$$ and wait until the appeals court reverses the opinion of one stupid liberal judge. And we wonder what’s wrong with the legal system. Humm!

  53. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Apr 25, 2011 11:21 PM

    Sorry Ryan. The call on the field will be under review.

    Can you dig it?

  54. Deb says: Apr 25, 2011 11:25 PM

    bobbyd12 says:
    Yea, show up, your pathetic asses will still be locked out. You decertified your Union. All it takes is one or two owners to say, that’s it, we are no longer a football organization and that’s the end of the NFL as we know it.

    ———————————————–

    Yes, Sweetie, and I’m just sure that’s gonna happen. The owners already take ONE BILLION DOLLARS off the top of the revenue pie before dividing up the rest of the billions with players. And that doesn’t include the billions they get from their stadium palaces that they don’t share with players or other others. Then there’s the millions they divide from the NFL Web site and network. Projected revenues going forward are astronomical, which is why the owners don’t want to share.

    But you betcha. They’re just going to close for business, give up all those billions and billions of dollars, and go sit in the corner and suck their thumbs in a tantrum because the lockout was lifted … whaaaaa!

    Contrary to the beliefs of some of you pro-owner guys who clearly will believe just about anything, the owners don’t run the NFL out of some benevolent desire to employ players and thrill fans. They do it because it is very very very profitable. And they’ll keep doing it for the same reason even if they don’t get their way in this labor dispute.

  55. ihateannouncers says: Apr 26, 2011 2:48 AM

    It will be interesting to see who / how many show up tommorrow morning. Clark is the union rep and is doing the right thing rallying his teammates. I hope for his sake he is not alone tommorrow. Big (mouth) Ben will hopefully be there. One would assume he would like to get out of the house since we now know that he isn’t sleeping with his fiancee, and he is reminded by his own bathroom that he had a crappy SB. Hey Deb, why the lack of love for RC? I hope it isn’t purely about where he played on saturdays. He hits hard on the field, and is a solid role model.

  56. Deb says: Apr 26, 2011 11:35 AM

    @ihateannouncers …

    Nah, I don’t worry about Saturdays once they get to the NFL. Harrison gets all the attention, but Clark is the one who actually leads with his helmet a lot of the time. I like his aggression and love hard-hitting football, but sometimes he’s the posterchild for spearing and that aggravates me … and it nearly cost us Ike Taylor in the playoffs when Clark missed his aim. He just needs to cut it out before he hurts himself or someone else.

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