New York Jets owner Woody Johnson released a statement on the lockout yesterday. It is posted below.
It may take longer than we all had hoped, but New York Jets fans should know that a deal will get done and I remain confident that there will be NFL football in 2011. Although I was very disappointed that the union chose legal maneuvering over negotiating, I am convinced that our differences can be resolved at the bargaining table. We care deeply about our players and will continue to work towards an agreement that is fair and reasonable for everyone, the fans, the players and the teams. The goal for the Jets will not change — we are committed to bringing you a championship
September is still a very long time away. While things do not look especially promising at the moment, things could change. The judge on the NFLPA's lawsuit could also make things move quickly.