Smith was on Sirius NFL radio last night (on Maurice Jones-Drew's Late Hits so he wasn't going to be called on his BS) and apologized to the fans for the league suing to not play games. Another completely false statement. Here are more: More misplaced rhetoric from De Smith | ProFootballTalk I guess when a league actually does sue to not play football, we might have a historic moment. Here's more from Florio's article: Not surprisingly, Peter King and Ross Tucker are killing Smith for being a joke and the callers are joining in for the ride. Albert Breer is saying he gets the sense that some players are getting frustrated with Smith turning the players into the bad guys. Whether you are on the players' side or not, you gotta admit this guy is clearly not the right guy to be negotiating a labor deal. He is perfect to be first chair on an antitrust suit, but it is clear that was his objective all along. You don't keep on making up lies and spreading them in the media with an organization you are trying to get a deal done with. I am getting more and more convinced that Smith is THE PROBLEM here and if the NFLPA actually hired someone with labor experience, things might not have gotten to this point. Yes, the owners' current proposal is unacceptable to the players, but the players never tried to counter. Smith wants to do what he does and litigate over negotiate.