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Players request Judge Nelson orders start to year

Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:32 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2011 1:05 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

The chaos that erupted after Judge Susan Nelson ruled to lift the lockout on Monday somehow managed to escalate Tuesday, when Judge Nelson declined to rule immediately on a Motion to Stay filed by the owners, and some players began showing up at team facilities.

Things got ratcheted up a bit more on Tuesday, when the attorneys for the players filed a letter to Judge Nelson and a corresponding Order asking for clarification on her ruling yesterday. has obtained a copy of the letter, which is written from Barbara Berens to Judge Nelson, copies all counsel of record, and asks her to clarify the language relating to Federal Civil Rule 6(d)(1)(c), which states that the "Contents and scope of every injunction and restraining order ... [shall] ... describe in reasonable detail — and not by referring to the complaint or other document — the act or acts restrained or required."

Or, in layman's terms: "Now that the lockout's lifted, how do the two sides specifically proceed about their business?"

As we noted, she ruled that "the 'lockout' is enjoined" -- now the players' want Judge Nelson to clarify that by such a statement, she did in fact mean for the "league year" to begin.
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The NFL, per their statement, is currently waiting on the "dust to settle," and/or Judge Nelson to rule on their request for a stay. However, per the NFLPA's request and the Order they're filing along with the letter, the NFL, et al, has until 5:00 PM CST to respond to the request for clarification.

Which means chaos will likely run its course until Wednesday afternoon. Depending on how Judge Nelson rules on those issues, things could get even more bizarre in the hours before the NFL Draft kicks off Thursday.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Players request Judge Nelson orders start to year

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Posted on: December 7, 2011 2:43 am
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Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:06 am

Players request Judge Nelson orders start to year

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2011 9:16 am

Players request Judge Nelson orders start to year

PS I think Jones is a giant prick and wish he would selll the team, but it willl never happen

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2011 9:15 am

Players request Judge Nelson orders start to year

Was reading your post on Jerry Jones and wow. I see your a Cowboys hater but all this from a raiders fan? At least our owner is doing what HE thinks it takes to win and would still be considered SANE by medical terms. Al Davis not so much. Besides why in his right mind would Jerry Jones want to share profits with other NFL teams? I would be trying to get that off the books too if my team was lossing money due to collective redistributio. My thoughs.shit got to go Dez Bryants in the mall again.

Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2011 2:56 am

Players request Judge Nelson orders start to year

great comment bigballr. i havent been to a redskins game in 5 yrs, and wont go back. i love em, but hate the experience...

Since: Mar 20, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2011 12:25 am

Players request Judge Nelson orders start to year

, you're an idiot. Beer is like $9 something in seattle. If you dont like the seats, don't go to games. The reason Jerry Jones and his stadium is the way it is, is because he knows dumb asses will pay the prices and the people who pay the prices do it because they think it's the only way to be a fan. I'm a HUGH sports fan. I was a season ticket holder, but I decided I didn't like going to games because of all of the things you bitched about in your post, so I went out and bought a 60" HD LCD television, got NFL sunday ticket, and now I pay a couple of bucks for a beer from my fridge. I can watch EVERY game and see whatever replay I want to see. Best of all I get to chose who I watch the games with so I dont have to put up with dumb ass fans at the stadium. 

Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:57 pm

Players request Judge Nelson orders start to year

Jerry Jones Destroys NFL!  Which team has the most leveraged stadium in the league?  Which team has the highest credit burden?  Which team doesn't want to share revenue with the rest of the league?  Which team charges their players for lunches?  Which team charges $8.50 for a beer?  Which team charges $60.00 for parking?  Which team builds bleachers in breeze ways with only a small view of one endzone and sells them at full price without remorse?  Ok, I could go on and on, but everybody knows the answer to these questions.  It's Jerry Jones.  it's most likely Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD ) as defined by the 's as "...a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood."

There are 31 other Owners that need to reign him in before he single handedly destroys the largest revenue sport in the United States and quite possibly the world.   

Let's try not to think about the hammer he is asking the U.S. Courts to bring down on the NFL.  In short, can a business owner lock out it's workforce.  The plain simple truth is yes.  Can 32 seperate owners in the same league with an Anti-Trust Exemption lock out all it's players?  The answer is ABSOLUTLY NOT!  They obtained the Anti-Trust Exemption with the number one argument: It's better for the American Public to collectively bargin with players for salaries and benefits, instead of an open free labor market.  If all 32 teams or even 51 percent of teams lock out players, then this is collusion.  Collusion takes place within an when rival companies cooperate for their mutual benefit.  Opting out of contract and then uniformly locking out the entire workforce of 32 seperate companies is collusion in it's purest form. 

If the others Owners don't regine in Jerry Jones quickly, the Senate will be force to investigate the NFL and require justification for it's contuined Anti-Trust Exemption.  With 9.5 Billion dollars is NFL revenues and double or triple that benefit to the general public, they will lose it.  If an investigation into Rico violations is filed by the players, they will win triple damages.

RICO is applied to individuals, businesses, political protest groups, and terrorist organizations. In short, a RICO claim can arise in almost any context, but the NFL has made this a text book opportunity for it's application.  In short, there are 31 Owners that need to save the NFL from Jerry Jones.

Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 6:07 pm

Players request Judge Nelson orders start to year

You don't seem to understand.

Teams like their players to workout at their facilities.  That way they can have more of an influence over what exactly they are doing to workout.  Another benefit is that when you have lots of teammates working out together, their comraderie and bond is stronger---which can impact the success they have on the field.  And if guys are already at the facility to work out, they are more likely to also watch film...which makes them and the team better. 

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