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Ravens' Foxworth weighs in on NFL labor situation

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill last week, Ravens cornerback and player representative Domonique Foxworth sounded off NFL owners, who have been doing some hardcore verbal sparring with the NFL Players Association over the looming labor Armageddon these past couple of weeks.

"There's a side that wants to play football and a side that wants to make the most money possible," Foxworth said.

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Foxworth, who some feel could one day be the president of the players union, said owners should consider revenue sharing — instead of trying to cut into the players' financial pie — to spread profits to all 32 teams.

"They can get more money and we can get less money," he said. "Instead of bickering about how to split up the money, it's more advantageous and galvanizing for them to say, 'Let's take it from somebody else.' Instead of fighting with Daniel Snyder and Jerry Jones over revenue sharing, it's, 'Let's take it from them.'"

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I'm not going to recap and/or paraphrase all of Foxworth's comments because you can find them here. But allow me to point out that Foxworth {photo by The Baltimore Sun} lashed out at Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who said in an HBO interview in 2009 that owners were taking all of the risk.

"You can't say I'm not taking risks. That type of thing gets under my skin and pisses us off," Foxworth said. "Who's taking the real risks and who's making the real gains? Robert Kraft is bringing in millions of dollars and he's never had a concussion. He's never tackled anybody. I doubt he's had any knee replacements. It hurts us to hear stuff like that. I would imagine he would rethink it and I hope he doesn't really feel that way.

"It's impossible to say we're not taking risks. Wes Welker will limp for the rest of his life and will have arthritis. Tom Brady will deal with that for the rest of his life. I want him to look those guys in the eye and say they're not taking risks."

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