With the CBA expiring at 11:59:59 Friday night, it’s long been assumed that a lockout will commence at midnight. Indeed, when the clock struck midnight, the owners locked out the players.
This after the NFLPA went nuclear and decertified.
If and when the lockout is blocked, the NFL will appeal to Judge David Doty of the 8th Circuit Court (if you’re not already as familiar with the name Doty as you are with the name Goodell, you will be soon). That’s where the litigation begins.
What this all means for free agency and offseason activity is still to be determined.
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