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Union leaders meet with top lawmakers

Updated: July 15, 2009, 9:39 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Pro football players swept across Capitol Hill on Wednesday and asked lawmakers to take a tough look at owners' profits as the two sides prepare to decide how to divide their big pot of TV money and other revenues.

During the lobbying visits, the NFL players' union head urged members of Congress to consider the potential impact of labor strife on retired and disabled players. They could see their benefits cut unless there is a deal soon, executive director DeMaurice Smith ...

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