Falcons owner: There will be pro football in 2011
Falcons owner Arthur Blank says there will be professional
football in 2011 in Atlanta.
Blank and the Falcons were honored by the Georgia Legislature on
Tuesday for their third consecutive winning season. He says he
hopes to build on last season’s success, but the NFL is mired in
There is a hearing April 6 in Minnesota in the lawsuit filed by
Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and six other NFL players in
the ongoing lockout. The lack of negotiations has cast doubt about
the upcoming NFL season.
Blank told lawmakers that he would be remiss if he didn’t say
that in 2011, ”we will have professional football in
The Atlanta owner says he is disappointed that the NFL and its
players are at a stalemate and that he is committed to finding ”a
winning, sustainable agreement.”