NFL: No Legal Grounds To Halt Lockout

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The NFL has asked a federal judge to keep its lockout in place, saying there are no legal grounds to stop it and accusing the players of trying to manipulate the law.

The NFL filed its arguments Monday in federal court in St. Paul, Minn.

Tom Brady, Drew Brees and seven other NFL players are plaintiffs in the antitrust lawsuit that was filed March 11 after the union dissolved and NFL owners instituted the lockout after the two sides failed to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement.

The players also asked for an injunction to stop the lockout.

NFL attorneys say any decision on a lockout must wait until the National Labor Relations Board rules on an unfair labor practice charge filed Feb. 14 against the union that argues it “failed to confer in good faith.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. f_the Athelete says:

    Pay scale for Professional Jocks is driving a wedge in society.
    The average professional athelite earns more in ONE year than the average worker earns after a projected 160+ years of service (just for comparison). I earn 95 grand a year. Some professional jocks earn that within 60 minutes worth of play time. America rewards the jock and disses the scholar.

  2. Ed Ozram says:

    It’s just show business, “f”. As long as people are willing to go to the theater, the price of admission will go up and the price paid to the entertainers will go up.

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