Posted by Andy Benoit
The 70 or so “mid-tier” NFL players who are seeking their own representation in Brady v. NFL will have to find another law firm if they want to get in on the labor negotiating action. The law firm they chose already represents the NFL Network and NFL Films in music licensing.
Thus, the law firm needed to get a waiver from the league granting them permission to represent the players. Danieal Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal reports that the league has decided not to grant that waiver.
The NFL said, "We notified the law firm that while we do not know the specifics of the claims or the players who would be involved, we cannot consent to the firm’s request to grant a waiver. As a matter of policy, we do not believe it is appropriate to consent to firms bringing suit against the NFL while simultaneously representing league entities even on unrelated matters."
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