Seahawks don’t allow players in building

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Not every NFL team seemed to get the memo that they were supposed to let players into their buildings on Tuesday.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that wide receiver Deon Butler was allowed into the player’s parking lot, but didn’t have access to the building.  Anthony Heygood had a similar experience.

“Seahawks aren’t allowed back in the building either. So lifted? I don’t think so,” Heygood wrote on Twitter.

Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin told the Associated Press that he wasn’t allowed far into the Bills building, although the Bills said McKelvin did make it inside.

“CEO Russ Brandon spoke with Leodis McKelvin inside our facility this morning and simply informed him of the need for more clarification before proceeding with football activities,” Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold told the AP. “Their conversation was courteous and pleasant.”

Well, it’s not like McKelvin or Butler missed much.  A handful of players have showed up to team facilities on Tuesday, with almost all of them being allowed inside.  They just aren’t allowed to workout.

Most of them, like Steelers safety Ryan Clark and quarterback Charlie Batch (featured in the picture above) stayed for a short time.  Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson was there for 30 minutes before leaving again.

Even more players just stayed home.

“Several [Bears players] I spoke to thought it was pointless to drive there for no reason,” Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote.

14 responses to “Seahawks don’t allow players in building

  1. “A court order? You have to be joking. Don’t you realize who you are dealing with?”

    The NFL

  2. I think if the players want to get a real deal done they should have all shown up for work today. Just goes to show it is all part of the dog and pony show now known as the NFLPA non union.

  3. “Several [Bears players] I spoke to thought it was pointless to drive there for no reason,”

    Why, because they’re so busy doing other stuff?

  4. Several players were arrested for public indecency when caught urinating against the wall outside the complex.

  5. Several Bengals heard the term ‘court order’ and reported to their probation officers.

  6. galvestontexans says: I think if the players want to get a real deal done they should have all shown up for work today. Just goes to show it is all part of the dog and pony show now known as the NFLPA non union.

    Now, now. Maybe a lot of players don’t live in that city. It is the off-season. Heard a bunch of Ravens were working out in Arizona. With the ruling coming out late yesterday afternoon, did you really expect them to fly out to their facility for one day when the league is filing an appeal?

  7. In terms of “the game”, I feel bad for the team employees and assistant coaches. Assistant coaches don’t make THAT much to begin with and the employees, unless they are high-level employees, they are regular joes like the rest of us.

  8. thefiesty1 says: Apr 26, 2011 4:51 PM

    “The players haven’t won yet.”

    Perhaps not, but the road to an owner’s victory, just became a whole lot longer and steeper.

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