New Union Chief Tutors Players on NFL Economics; $8 Billion on the Line

The new union leader’s quiz of some of the best-educated professional athletes in the country proceeds like this:
“How many people here know the National Football League is a non-profit?” DeMaurice Smith, the longtime Washington, D.C., lawyer asks 75 members of the Seattle Seahawks. No hands rise.
“How many people here know that the NFL has a special antitrust exemption granted to them by Congress?” Again, no hands. “We all understand the difference between a strike and a lockout?” Silence and blank stares.

wsj.com
6/1/09