Updated 10:46 pm ET with more tweets.
Yes, NFL owners voted Thursday night on a plan that would end the lockout if the players agreed. But so far it looks like players don't agree, not that they even got to see the plan before the world began demanding them to accept it. Except, apparently, Ravens rep Domonique Foxworth, who may be leading fellow Baltimore players to the Dark Side.
Chris Mortensen collected strong words from a few players, as did several other media members as players took to Twitter to express their views first-hand. Some have been steamed and others have been flippant, but it's clear we're in for more NFL lockout talk. Wheee!
The NFL is not Suge Knight...they not gonna hang us out a window and make us sign something lol
Smart move by the owners to gain positive public perception and pressure the players into a bad deal shifting the negativity on us #kudos
And here are many more:
A reaction from one Cardinals player: "They agreed on their proposal."
NFLPA source: "They will never learn." When backed into a corner, how do football players react? Watch...
PPL CALM DOWN!!!! YOU DONT SIGN A CONTRACT THAT WAS HANDED TO YOU A HOUR AGO, THATS CALLED STUPIDITY! FOOTBALL IS COMING DONT WORRY!
Here is what the "Real" fans need 2 know: The owners tried 2 slip many things n2 the CBA "they" voted on that were NEVER agreed 2! #PRPlay
It's not over yet...
Owners blah blah blah...players blah blah blah....lockout blah blah blah
Text from player to me: "this deal isn't great for us." uh oh.
Hold on everyone, no deal yet.
we definitely owe you guys a season but we need to make sure we all get this right... thanks for yalls patience.
49ers players were told today that there are issues that still hanging in the balance. The players are not working on the owners' timetable.
It's not over people, don't believe the hype, but we close
Haha RT @ericweems: They trying to game us no deal
Personally I think deal will be approved by players. But dont forget owners approved OWN proposal. Haha.
Please don't get excited about that press conference. The owners have agreed on a deal we the players have not seen! This is not consistent
So @RealRClark25 did we get tricked...the people want to know
The owners want u to believe that they have been extremely fair everywhere and this is their "olive branch" to finalize it. Media mind games
If the Players agree to this deal,it will be a sad day in football,Fans don't want that,players don't want that,Owners shouldn't want that!
Haruki Nakamura 'They want to make it a situation where it feels like it's on us to get it done. They act like we need to do it right now.'
Fabian Washington told me: 'You can’t force us to sign a bad deal. Our NFLPA reps will judge it it’s a good deal or a bad deal.'
@jeffvl Have you looked at ALL the terms of the proposed CBA? Do you know all the facts? Who told you its a good deal? Media??
This #Lockout is a Shame.......The owners are trying to Bigboy us in the end..they wanna ball the New CBA up and Kick it to us basically...
Vikings DE Brian Robison: "I try not to stress out but it’s a little discouraging when you talk about being so close ..."
So yall expect us to sign a 400 page deal in a hour without thoroughly looking thru it?
You are right Ken, we wont RT @kentsomers Can't believe players with serious questions will approve a 10-year deal with no opt-out.
I was getting a whole lot of premature "the lockout is over!!" tweets earlier.. Everybody need to pump their brakes & wait til it's official
Getting twisted for this lockout being lifted but I guess it didn't happen. Damn
Emotions are real raw right now but let's calm down ppl & let the situation play out