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NFL Lockout On Fans’ Minds As Steelers Play Hoops For Charity

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PLUM (KDKA) — Some of the Pittsburgh Steelers were out playing basketball for a good cause.

The team hit the hardwood for a charity basketball game at Plum Senior High School. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Boys and Girls basketball programs.

Students also took donations for disaster relief in Japan.

But with the NFL lockout situation, fans couldn’t help but wonder how long it will last and if next season will happen.

“Of course you worry about it,” Connie Robertson said. “What would Pittsburgh be without the Steelers of course? So, yes, it’s somewhere in the back of your mind, but let’s hope it all works out.”

Some people aren’t taking sides in the dispute between the players and owners.

“If they can’t resolve $9 billion and have a settlement between the labor and the owners and we struggle every day and go out and work hard, I think they need to tell the fans, ‘We’re going to get this worked out and we’re going to be playing in September,’” Ken Mousseau, of Monroeville, said.

With billions of dollars at stake, other fans are confident a deal will get done.

“It’s too much money involved – the owners would lose, the players would lose – cooler heads will prevail,” Bill Gras said.

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