Seahawks players kept outside team's headquarters
Posted by Danny O'Neil
RENTON -- Wide receiver Deon Butler was among the Seahawks players who visited the team's headquarters in Renton on Tuesday, hoping at the very least to have access to the team's trainers.
Butler was allowed entry to the gate to the players' parking lot, but said he didn't have access to go inside the actual building. He said a member of the team's security staff came out to talk with him. Butler was with another player at the time.
Cornerback Roy Lewis also went to the facility, but did not go inside the building. Linebacker Anthony Heygood, who is recuperating from an Achilles tendon injury, indicated via Twitter that he was not allowed inside, either: "Seahawks aren't allowed back in the building either. So lifted? I don't think so."
So what's happening? Well, the league is moving very slowly, as spokesman Greg Aiello indicated in a quote posted on the league's official Web site:
"We are going to proceed in an orderly way that is fair to the teams and players and complies with court orders. Players are being treated with courtesy and respect at club facilities.
"We do not believe it is appropriate for football activities to take place until there are further rulings from the court. Under the last set of proposals made to the NFLPA, teams wouldn't even be into offseason programs yet. We need a few days to sort this out, as NFLPA attorney Jim Quinn indicated (Monday) night."
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