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'NFLPR' files odd Motion in NFL lockout appeal

Posted on: May 10, 2011 11:31 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Perhaps the most bizarre thing to come out of the lockout yet happened on Tuesday afternoon, when an "organization" named the National Football League Players' Reserve (NFLPR) filed a Motion to Intervene in the NFL's appeal with the 8th Circuit.

This is odd because no one really seems to know what the NFLPR is, although it's described in the filing as a "separate single entity nominative fair use organization whose reference and interests pertain to collegiate rookie football players entering the ranks" of the NFL.

This is strange because, insofar as anyone can tell, there are no collegiate rookie football players associated with this organization that no one knows about.

It's even more strange because, if you try to find out about the organization, the only things you'll really run into are a suggestion to Google "NFL PR" (like NFL public relations), NFL "Power Rankings" links and a link to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy's Twitter page (@NFLPRGuy).

Things get even weirder, though, as this motion was filed by David R. Flood, President, National Football League Players' Reserve (as well as a US Army veteran apparently). Flood, who is representing the NFLPR pro se in this matter, could not be reached for comment.

There are some odd things in the case, but for the moment they probably don't matter too much, as most reports circulating indicate that this motion is frivolous at best and will likely be either a) ignored or b) dismissed. The only reason it warrants mentioning? Because it somehow became the weirdest thing to happen in this already weird NFL labor dispute.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:44 pm
 

'NFLPR' files odd Motion in NFL lockout appeal

Nice hand in ?C I have trying putting into action this type of for many years professionals who log in think it is beautiful to monitor this data.


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Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:45 pm
 

'NFLPR' files odd Motion in NFL lockout appeal

Sounds like some nobody-lawyer is trying to make a name for himself by throwing a meaningless junction in there..
Actually, does not sound like he's a lawyer at all.  The article says David R. flood is "pro se".  "Pro Se" is the term used when an individual appears in or files a pleading in court without an attorney.



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:52 am
 

'NFLPR' files odd Motion in NFL lockout appeal

UFL, sorry - not USFL



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:41 am
 

may be something there???

I agree that the lawyer seems to have a litigious background. I think there might be a valid point, however, to who could best argue against the lock-out. If this is a collective of highly ranked undrafted free agents, they might have the best argued case of the league actions directly affecting their work. Funny thing is that the NFL could be put into a position of acknowledging the USFL if they want to show that these players have other options and that the NFL is not restricting their employment opportunities. STill, having this lawyer might be their mistake... ANy news on the 70+/- mid-level players that were trying to enter intot he suit before the judge ruled against the league? Still haven't heard on that & I wonder if it was somehow league-connected rather than real.



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:00 am
 

'NFLPR' files odd Motion in NFL lockout appeal

Don't give this more credit than it deserves.  It is simply the work of a mentall ill individual.  There's no sense (or sensible objective) to it at all.  Happens frequently in courts.



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 12:52 am
 

'NFLPR' files odd Motion in NFL lockout appeal

Who is this David R. Flood?

I found this:

 In 2008, Flood filed a lawsuit against the NFL, the Raiders, NFL Films, and Reebok.  The lawsuit, which was dismissed with prejudice in 2009, attacked the legality of the move of the Giants to New Jersey and all subsequent franchise moves.  The lawsuit also claimed that the NFL, Reebok, and NFL Films “knowingly have been marketing a fraudulent generic de facto secondary meaning trademark — Oakland Raiders.”  Among other things, the 2008 lawsuit sought that a preseason game be played between the Giants and Raiders in Sacramento, California, where Flood resides, the awarding of an NFL franchise to Sacramento, and $2.5 billion to build a stadium.

What a whack job...  

In Flood’s latest legal document, the NFLPR identifies itself as “a separate single entity nominative fair use organization whose reference and interests pertain to collegiate rookie football players entering the ranks of the National Football League,”  The document focuses on the concept of union dues, apparently alleging that the players have a right to be notified by the NFLPA upon decertification of the union that they may revoke their dues authorizations.

Just another slow news day...




Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 11:42 pm
 

'NFLPR' files odd Motion in NFL lockout appeal

Sounds like some nobody-lawyer is trying to make a name for himself by throwing a meaningless junction in there... just so he can claim later that he was "involved in the NFL labor dispute case," when he does his advertizing.


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