NFL Lockout: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning Agree to Lead Lawsuit
NFL Lockout Takes A Turn As Three Stars Collaborate to Lead the Charge
Can you hear that? It is the bells warming up. They are ready to signal in 12:00 am Friday morning. With that, an NFL lockout, or not. It all hinges on what happens in the next few hours.
So let's get to the details, shall we? The current CBA is set to expire at 11:59 Thursday. The NFLPA, players union, may try to decertify before that happens.
They need to do that before the CBA expires, or they will hope an extension is granted. If they do indeed decertify, the players will take the fight into court. If that happens three key plaintiffs will be called. Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning would lead the charge for the union.
The news comes from Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter. He tweeted early Thursday, "SOURCE TO SI: If union decertifies & is locked out, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady & Drew Brees will be lead plaintiffs in antitrust lawsuit v NFL"
This is the latest news in a negotiation process that has already had a long and winding road. Early this week, a district court judge ruled that the NFL would not be able to utilize a $4 billion pool of money to sustain themselves during a lockout.
That has forced owners back to the bargaining table. All the complexities of this process are about to get heated up in the next few hours. Who needs coffee?
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