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Owners officially lock out players

Posted on: March 11, 2011 11:33 pm
Edited on: March 12, 2011 2:23 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

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.

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It will now be up to the courts to decide what happens next. The courts must rule whether to allow the lockout or block it. They’ll almost certainly block it on the basis that it violates antitrust laws. The players already filed a lawsuit against the NFL on Friday in which nine players, including Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, were named as plaintiffs.

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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Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout, NFL, NFLPA
 
Comments

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:55 am
 

Owners officially lock out players

Has to be the dumbest thing ever said on here!



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:51 am
 

Owners officially lock out players

don't lock them out, FIRE THEM ALL!!!! The courts can't do a thing if every owner releases every player.




Since: Mar 20, 2010
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:48 am
 

Owners officially lock out players

75% of the NFL players are African American.



Since: May 29, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:48 am
 

Owners officially lock out players

Sorry for all the typos.



Since: May 29, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:48 am
 

Owners officially lock out players

Actually, I blame the rascist aspect of nuclear war and potential fallout as some of the key factors which have lead to the launching of verbal and legal waqrheads in the first place. The rascism and classism, and just plain general schism that has played a part in all of this disfunction (erectile and otherwise), has lead to a situation in which most children will be very inlikely to get fed (forget about healthcare already), and old people if not already sterilized will be systematically euthanized. Hand guns will be taken from individuals only if they are willing to trade them in for "yellow cake" so that everyone can have their own centrifuge, but only if said individuals can prove they are indeed, rascist (against whomever, just gotta hate someone, for heaven's sake).

Holy cow this is ridiculous. I personally side with the players in their effort for more transperancy, which they should have if they are to not-so-blindly give up another billion, which is over 10% of the total pie (kind of a big deal). Now, through a series of stupid lawsuits, instead of just the NFLPA knowing how well or how poorly NFL teams are being run and how bad the fans are being screwed, ALL OF US WILL KNOW. Nuclear, baby.



Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:32 am
 

Owners officially lock out players

and so it begins............



Since: Feb 17, 2009
Posted on: March 12, 2011 12:29 am
 

Owners officially lock out players

Who are you clowns going to blame? Greedy owners? Greedy players? I'll be back Saturday evening to check on you all. Can someone please make it a racist issue early so I don't have to read all of the posts?
By the way, if you didn't catch it, the NFLPA went "nuclear" which has to be bad . Right?


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