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Court adjourns; Nelson wants sides to negotiate

Posted on: April 6, 2011 4:29 pm
Edited on: April 6, 2011 6:41 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Judge Susan Nelson, presiding over the preliminary injunction hearing in the Brady v NFL case, said this afternoon that she’ll try to have a decision in a couple weeks, but until then, she urged the NFLPA and the owners to return to the bargaining table.

The NFL might seriously consider the advice.

As tweets filtered out from the courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., from the Boston Globe’s Greg A. Bedard, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale and NFL.com’s Albert Breer, it seemed clear that Nelson was giving plenty of credence to the players’ argument that the lockout irreparably damages them.
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She also made it quite clear this morning that she believes the federal court has the right to issue the injunction, which the NFL disputes. Nelson also said she wasn't sure how the NFL owners could lock out their players if there wasn't a union.

Nelson also had many more questions for the NFL’s lawyers than she did for the players, though it’s debatable whether that actually means anything (some say that the more a judge questions one side means the side receiving those queries is in trouble).

While the two sides have tried to negotiate with a federal mediator in the past, Nelson advised to continue talking – only this time, in a federal court setting.

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Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Court adjourns; Nelson wants sides to negotiate

There are no "REGULAR" Employees playing football.   The game and the rules of contracts and free agency and signing bonus money and contracts are per a CBA and due to a UNION contract and the Anti-Trust Exemption.
I understand that's how it works NOW, Sonny.

My question is, if the court battles shake it out so that we're working *without* a union, without a CBA, possibly with major changes to the anti-trust exemption... doesn't that turn it into a more standard business model?  And if so, does that change the way teams approach the contracts?

I ask because I've never been in the type of job in the real world (such as certain managerial or high-end sales jobs, amonng others) where a signing bonus is part of the arrangement.  What happens if, say, Borders hires a regional director and gives him a fat signing bonus... then he does something illegal and gets fired?  Can they move legally to get the bonus back?  Or is that dependent upon contract language specifically?

I guess what I'm really trying to dig down to is how deeply things could change with the details of the NFL structure if this court battle goes so far as to actually bust the Anti-trust exemption and whatnot.



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2011 6:03 am
 

Court adjourns; Nelson wants sides to negotiate

So instead of acting like a judge... she acted like a mother.....this judge is just looking for a place in the history books...



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2011 1:15 am
 

Court adjourns; Nelson wants sides to negotiate

sonnybono...If you think Cripy sounds like an idiot you should read what we deal with on the Broncos board. LOL. Hes as sharp as a marble.


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