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.
#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."
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.