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Jet's Owner 'Positive' There'll Be Football Season

Braylon Edwards #17 and Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrate on their way to defeating the New England Patriots.
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Braylon Edwards #17 and Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrate on their way to defeating the New England Patriots.

N.Y. Jets owner Woody Johnson is "positive that we will" have a 2011 football season.

"I don’t know if I have a rationale for that positivity but I continue to think if we get back to the negotiating table, that’s where it’s going to happen," he told CNBC Thursday. "Litigation is not the answer, it’s negotiation."

A federal appeals court on Monday allowed a lockout of National Football League players by the team owners to continue until a June 3 hearing. The collective bargaining agreement between the owners and players expired in March without either side coming to an agreement on how revenue should be divided.

Johnson said the Monday ruling will get the players and owners talking again.

"When we get back and we sit opposite each other and we go through the issues and look at what’s out there and what’s the benefit for the players and the fans we’ll come to a good agreement," Johnson said.