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Cincinnati Bengals Tackle Andrew Whitworth: Union Hasn't Been Beneficial

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PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 12:  Andrew Whitworth #77 of the Cincinnati Bengals catches a touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on December 12 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 12: Andrew Whitworth #77 of the Cincinnati Bengals catches a touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on December 12 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Cincinnati Bengals' NFL Players Association representative is left tackle and team leader Andrew Whitworth. However, now that the players' union has decertified, suffered a lockout, taken the NFL owners to court and convinced the judge to lift the lockout, Whitworth isn't completely convinced that the NFLPA has been completely beneficial for the players.

Brad Johansen tweets:

#Bengals Whitworth : "You'll have to ask more guys than me, but I don't see us going back to the union. Hasn't been that beneficial for us."less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Both sides of the conflict, the owners and players, have definitely lost supporters. The billionaires versus millionaires fight got really old really quickly and both sides will suffer the consequences. The owners may have a tougher time selling tickets during the season and the players will likely suffer from not being able to practice before the season starts.

Maybe the NFL's current situation will cause the owners and the players to make some changes to prevent themselves from being in this situation again. It seems that if Whitworth has any say, the players will definitely make some changes.