NFL Players Association
The NFL Players Association filed a federal lawsuit Monday for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitration ruling that upheld the NFL’s suspension of the star running back.
The NFL’s hard line on Adrian Peterson held up. The league-appointed arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring.
The NFL Players Association’s claim of collusion by league owners has been rejected by the federal judge who has previously sided with the players.
The NFL players’ union has told the league not to begin collecting blood samples for HGH testing yet.
Two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that the NFL and players have reached a deal to end the lockout.
A reprieve, even for one day, provided a touch of optimism in the NFL’s labor dispute with the players’ union.
The union accused the league of putting together contracts that ensure the owners would get money from networks even if there was a lockout in 2011.