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Happy Thursday, Chiefs fans. Tons of Kansas City Chiefs news for you today (and not all of it is about porn)! Read on to get up to date on players' activities in their home towns and the latest on the labor front. Enjoy!

The NFL’s ongoing labor dispute has seen to it that locked-out professional football players have had a hard time making news on the field. On Wednesday, a pair of Chiefs players inadvertently made news off of it.

The NFL is looking into a possible trademark infringement case after images of five players — including Chiefs defensive backs Eric Berry and Brandon Flowers — appeared on a flier advertising their appearance at a Miami club’s party that also featured appearances by porn stars.

Unwelcome Offseason Publicity for Two Chiefs from KC Star

Clark Hunt has been part of almost every negotiating session between the parties, whether they were secret or not. It will be interesting once this is all over to find out what his contributions were to the process. He’s easily the youngest man in the room on the league side.

It will also be interesting to get his personal view of one element that the owners apparently have offered the players – that’s a hard floor on the minimum amount of money that must be spent each year under the salary cap by each team.

League Still Locked... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

Dexter McCluster, who was an honor roll student at Largo High School and is now a wide receiver with the Kansas City Chiefs, was the keynote speaker at Largo High’s commencement ceremony.

320 Graduates Receive Diploma from Largo High School from The Largo Leader

As the NFL lockout lingers into its third month and fans look for any sign of hope their sport will be saved for this season, Southbury's Shane Bannon remains optimistic not only that games will be played but that he will be part of them.

Bannon Waiting, Working for His Shot at the NFL from The Republican-American
St. Joseph has been anticipating the Chiefs’ return in late July, looking forward to the chance to improve on last year’s effort and help prepare Matt Cassel, Jamaal Charles and company for another playoff run. But with each day that passes without an agreement between the NFL and its locked-out players, it becomes a little harder for this community, 50 miles north of Kansas City, to stay positive about the prospect of the Chiefs making St. Joe their home again this summer.

St. Joseph Prepares as Chiefs' Training Camp Remains at Risk from KC Star

At a time when many are waiting for and anticipating a deal between owners and the NFL Players Association, there was a point Tuesday when talks clearly regressed.

One person close to the talks went so far as to say, "This almost blew up yesterday."

How close it got to that point is a matter of opinion. The moment may have come shortly after lawyers from both sides were brought back into the process at an undisclosed location in the Washington, D.C., area.

Sources: Still Much Work to do in Talks from ESPN

Kevin Gray spent his first two years out of college as a broadcaster, but he turned voicing his passion for all Kansas City sports endeavors into a career.

Gray, president of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission for the last 22 years, died Wednesday after a battle with metastatic cancer. He was 51.

Kevin Gray, a Passionate Advocate for Kansas City Sports, Dies at 51 from KC Star

Beaumont Enterprise Photos: Jamaal Charles' Football Camp

The deeper we get into summer without a new NFL labor agreement, the more likely the 2011 season will be delayed.

That is the sentiments of most NFL fans, but it isn't time to panic.

At least that was what I was told by Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Howard Green and Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Travis Daniels.

Both NFL players attended a function at Fremin's Restaurant on Thursday.

Don't Panic NFL Fans from The Daily Comet

Larry and Kim Smith of L&K Services were recognized Thursday as the first-ever Business of the Year Award recipients, an honor sponsored by the Louisburg Chamber of Commerce...
...Anthony Davis, former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker and current Chiefs' ambassador, treated the crowd to a few motivational words after the Business of the Year presentation.
L&K Services Named Business of the Year from KC Community News
The Chiefs also recognized in the rankings package as a franchise is an "Ultimate Movers." Thus, the magazine think the young Chiefs who won the AFC West last season, is a franchise on the rise.
ESPN The Magazine Thinks Highly of Chiefs from ESPN

At a hearing set for Friday, attorney Mary Frances Prevost will ask San Diego Superior Court Judge Gale Kaneshiro to clear the arrest record of Jason Ensign. Last month, Kaneshiro threw out battery charges against Ensign, a Kansas City fan who was detained by private security guards during a Chiefs-Chargers game at Qualcomm Stadium in 2009.

While Goldsmith can't appeal Kaneshiro's earlier decision, he can appeal if the judge grants Ensign's motion. Goldsmith said he is asking the judge to deny the motion to "send a message" about fan behavior.

The NFL has filed an affidavit supporting Goldsmith's view.

NFL Fan Code of Conduct Center of Court Case from KC Star

Craig Gerke from Paducah, Ky., wants to know if the Chiefs should be worried about Jon Baldwin's reputation as a diva.

BW: I’ve talked to a lot of people with the Chiefs and they are not worried about Baldwin’s attitude. If they were concerned, they wouldn’t have drafted him.

AFC West Mailbag from ESPN

Sunday, June 26 is family day at the Y and there will be special activities surrounding the event, including special appearances expected by Kingston sports stars Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oile r s) and Cory Greenwood (Kansas City Chiefs). Family day runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Athletes Prepare for Unique Test from The Kingston Whig-Standard