Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said that several owners are facing a financial shortfall that could create “long-term problems for the league” and ultimately result in a lockout.
Bisciotti hinted the NFL could shut down in March 2011 if concessions aren’t made by the players union in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. He insisted that many of the 32 NFL teams are struggling to finish in the black.
“I’ve got partners out there right now whose teams are making less money than their linebackers,” Bisciotti said. “I think we’ve got an acute problem here with the general profitability of the teams.”