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What will the Brady v NFL plaintiffs receive?

Posted on: July 19, 2011 9:08 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2011 11:51 pm
BreesPosted by Josh Katzowitz

We’ve written the past day or two about the labor negotiations from the perspective of the plaintiffs in the Brady v NFL case and what they might want individually in return for settling the lawsuit against the league.

For example, Patriots G Logan Mankins and Chargers WR Vincent Jackson apparently are asking for $10 million apiece. Which naturally led to Vikings P Chris Kluwe calling the two of them, plus Saints QB Drew Brees and Colts QB Peyton Manning, “douchebags” on his Twitter account Tuesday.

The reason for Kluwe’s ire against Brees and Manning? The reports that they want a lifetime exemption from the franchise tagging system.

Brees, on his Twitter account, said to be wary of media reports on this subject, writing, "All media claims about me wanting a personal reward for this deal are false. I hope you all know me better than that." The Boston Globe’s Greg Bedard tweeted that Brees, Manning and Jackson have softened their stances in regards to individual lawsuit compensation.

Meanwhile, it seems like Jackson is willing to return to the Chargers and sign the $11 million franchise tag for 2011 (if there actually is a tag system in the new CBA), according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. Still, he’d (obviously) like a long-term contract and not the one-year tag money, but this way, I don’t see how Kluwe could be mad at him.

UPDATE 11:41 P.M. ET: According to the Boston Globe, the NFLPA's executive committee will recommend that the plaintiffs receive no special considerations as part of the lockout's end.

Writes Ron Borges: "It was determined it would be too cumbersome to try and work out individual deals. Since the bulk of plaintiffs were well-placed NFL veterans, the best way to go, it was decided, was to stick simply with the larger deal negotiated between the NFLPA and the league’s owners."

As far as "well-placed NFL veterans" go, I imagine Broncos rookie LB Von Miller would beg to differ on that point.

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Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 3:18 pm

What will the Brady v NFL plaintiffs receive?

The NFLPA executive committee will recommend that the players involved in the lawsuit get no special considerations because they already have a deal in place and don't want to skrew it up now.  Unless there is some compensation in the new CBA the lawsuit will be dropped.  Manning and company were standing up for future stars that might end up in the same position as they are in.  Trying to resolve the lawsuit would take too long and both side know if they don't get a deal done now fans will be furious.Cool

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: July 20, 2011 11:12 am

Some people don't have a "Kluwe..."

The suit is strictly business, as is the lockout.  Kluwe is an idiot for putting a chink in the solidarity armor out there for the owners to see and exploit.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2011 8:47 am

What will the Brady v NFL plaintiffs receive?


As part of the CBA and for the good of ALL the players they should be forced to drop the lawsuit!

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