On Wednesday, the case heads to court for the first time, as the players attempt to obtain an injunction that would force the league to lift the lockout while the antitrust lawsuit proceeds.
Before 2010 there was nothing. The Chiefs were a disorderly cluster. Before Haley, fans witnessed Herman Edwards standing quietly on the sideline. Players were undisciplined, not led and void of ambition. There wasn’t energy or a packed house.
Haley pushed “us versus them,” and it worked. Haley has been questioned often since arriving in Kansas City. First the resume, second the lack of control and recently people wondered who really liked him.
“Just try to get an agent, get a sponsor, try to get on with a team,” Charles said. “Maybe I could sponsor myself. All I’d have to do is get an offer by a team that could get me running track because you know, football season, you don’t know how long it’s going to go with the lockout.”