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Team Owner Suggests Debt Crisis Players Need NFL Coaching

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center, speaks during a news conference at the NFL Players Association in Washington, Monday, July 25, 2011, after the NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously Monday to approve the terms of a deal with owners to the end the 4½-month lockout. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft gave some advice to Washington politicians on negotiating when he spoke at a press conference announcing the end of the NFL lockout on Monday.

"I hope we gave a little lesson to the people in Washington because the debt crisis is lot easier to fix than this deal was," said Kraft said after announcing NFL owners and players had agreed to end their labor standoff.

Demaurice Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association, tried to subdue Kraft's political tackle. "Robert probably got us in trouble with the White House, I'm sure," Smith said.

After months of negotiations, the National Football League Players Association and NFL team owners agreed on a ten year collective bargaining agreement.

Meanwhile the wrangling over the debt crisis continues in Washington as NFL players get ready to head to training camp.

Kraft apologized to the fans of the game for " talking about the business of game and not the team."