Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NFL Lockout

NFL Antitrust SuitA federal court in Minnesota (whoop whoop) scheduled a hearing on April 6 for the antitrust suit that was filed by the NFLPA against the NFL.

The case is set to be heard by Susan Nelson. Nelson was the third judge assigned to the case after two previous judges recused themselves. I probably would have had to do the same.

You see, a judge must recuse themselves when they feel they cannot distance their feelings from the case in order to be objective in their ruling. Who knows... maybe the case will transition over to Judge David Doty, who has traditionally heard arguments between the league and the NFLPA.

The NFLPA, which was decertified as a union, is expected to argue that the NFL cannot lockout players because they are no longer represented by a union. After the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement and the failure of negotiations, several players including Drew Brees and Tom Brady filed antitrust suits.

You keep me posted and I'll keep you posted. This battle is going to get dirty.

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