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The Lockout Life: Nazr Mohammed remains outspoken

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, Modified: November 7, 2011 at 9:56 pm •  Published: November 7, 2011

“In business, (you) never suppose to make it personal or make an emotional decision but I think it's going that way. Pride from both sides is gonna cost us a season, 100's of millions of (dollars), and our fan base. At least I can say that our union is trying to negotiate in good faith, but I hope their/our pride aren't making the decisions here. Cooler heads need to prevail quickly. But what can (you) do when (you) feel like (you're) backed against a wall? There's 3 options…take the deal, counter offer (probably won't work), or decertify the union and put it in the hands of the courts.”

A reporter then asked Mohammed which option he's in favor of.

“I'm still trying to figure it out,” Mohammed responded. “Should know more (tomorrow). (Because) this CBA won't really affect me, I feel it's my duty to support our union and do what's best for the young guys who will be (free agents) in the near future. As I receive more official info, then I can make my decision.

Mohammed, a 13-year veteran, can be followed on Twitter @NazrMohammed.