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Ralph Wilson Believes NFL Labor Issue Can Be Resolved

In an interview with Thomas George of, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson expressed his belief that a new Collective Bargaining Agreement can be amicably reached between the NFL and the NFLPA.

"I think this thing can get settled in some way," Wilson told George. "I can't predict what is going to happen. Nobody can predict the future... I think it's going to take a lot of work. A lot of work has already been done. But I agree with Roger Goodell's assessment that it will take work and sacrifices from all sides."

Wilson, who has owned the Bills long enough to have witnessed the AFL-NFL merger, as well as the players' strikes of 1982 and 1987, also said that he's only interested in seeing a fair deal for all sides involved.

"We want, the NFL wants for everybody to make money, although I did not get into this league all those years ago just for that," Wilson said. "I want a fair deal to the clubs, the players, the fans, the media, everyone. A fair agreement."

Be sure to check out the entire interview with George, as Mr. Wilson also touches on his 'no' vote during the last CBA negotiations in 2006, the team's direction under GM Buddy Nix, his continued belief that the team needs a quarterback to succeed, and the prospects of Auburn QB Cam Newton.