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Imported from Detroit ... a beer vendor

In an effort to make their point that locking out the NFL players would have wide-reaching meaning, the NFLPA brought in a beer vendor from Ford Field to speak at a press conference in Washington, D.C., according to the Associated Press.

"Football and other major sporting events are some of the only things that bring people to downtown Detroit after 5 p.m.," said John Marler, who has worked at the stadium since 2007.

There could be many twists and turns before the current contract expires on March 4. Both sides met Wednesday, but then canceled the session for today (Thursday).

Owners want a bigger cut of the league's revenues, which are roughly $9 billion, and a rookie wage scale. They also want to add two games to the regular season schedule.

The players are good with the status quo.

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