Ryan Clark Interview Audio: Clark Rips NFL Labor Negotiations
Ryan Clark got a lot off his chest during a recent radio interview. Ryan Clark talked about how he is still upset over the Steelers Super Bowl 2011 loss.
He is also upset about the upcoming NFL labor dispute.
Ryan Clark criticized the NFL for "greed," noting the recent Super Bowl ticket mess.
Clark said: “I think it was part greed that ruined the week, you know what I mean? When you don’t do things the correct way, you don’t treat people right all the time and you don’t treat people correct and are kind of all about self, sometimes it’s not going to work out for you.”
Clark added: ""But I think the NFL does a good job of posturing. Any time they make an offer — which have been totally ridiculous offers, I’m a player rep I get to hear about these offers on conference calls and different things like that — it would be like, you know what, y’all come to work, I’m going to pay you a dollar.
But that’s so I can say I gave you an offer though. And that’s what’s going on. And you see anytime they’re doing anything, they make sure it’s scrolling across the bottom of ESPN, or somebody comes out and says this is what the NFL has done.
But you never get numbers, you never get specifics. You say we’re losing money, we say okay as a union, we want to help in any way we can to make sure this league is prosperous, to make sure this league is going in a positive direction. Show us the books and we can figure out a way together. No, no. We can’t show you our books, that doesn’t happen. So I think that’s the thing."
Ryan also talked about the Steelers Super Bowl 2010 loss.
"It’s something that you think about every day because it’s not a situation you’re going to be in every year. You know, we’re not promised to be there ever again. So to be there, to lose, and to feel like you could have done things differently — a play here, a play there to help your team win the game — it’s tough. Had we won I probably would have started working out some time in March. I started yesterday. Because losing wants to make you get back to that podium. So it’s a tough, tough situation.”
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