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Brees Happy To Take A Lead Role For Players In Lawsuit

The Boston Herald reports that Drew Brees felt it was the right thing to do to add his name to the antitrust lawsuit against the league.

Saying “this fight was brought to us,” New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees felt it was the right thing to do to put his name on an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. “I understand the sacrifices that guys made before me, veteran players, retired players, former players. and I feel that it is my responsibility to represent not only those guys, not only current players, but future players and the future of this league,” Brees said Wednesday. “I can’t tell you how many guys have come up to me and say how much they appreciate having a quarterback, having a guy like me, to stand up for them and represent them. That means so much to me because I’m not doing it for any other reason other than I feel like it’s right, I feel like it’s fair, and I feel like I’ve been charged with that responsibility. And I’m fine with that.” Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and six other current NFL players joined Brees in filing an antitrust suit in federal court in Minneapolis. NFL owners responded by locking out the players, putting the 2011 season in jeopardy.

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