CBSSports.com has obtained a copy of the letter that the players in the Brady v. NFL antitrust case sent to Judge Susan Nelson requesting federally mandated mediation.
Dear Judge Nelson:
We are writing in response to the Court's suggestion that the parties engage the services of the federal court in Minnesota in an effort to mediate and settle the current litigation. We take your comments regarding protecting the parties position to heart. As class counsel on behalf of the Brady class, we think this is an excellent suggestion and are prepared to engage in such mediation without delay.
Our agreement is, of course, contingent on the NFL defendants' agreement that they will not attempt to use this, our willingness to mediate, against the Brady class in some way, for example by arguing that such mediation efforts constitute "collective bargaining" or otherwise arise out of a "labor relationship."
Very Truly Yours,
Barbara P. Berens
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