Friday, March 11, 2011
NFL Players Association decertifies, lockout looming
The owners did release a new proposal for discussion today, but it clearly was not enough. The two sides are reportedly billions of dollars apart and are disagreeing on key issues such as a rookie wage scale, retirement benefits, and the length of the regular season. As a result of the NFLPA decertifying, the NFL will most likely try and impose a lockout on the players, disallowing any roster moves or games being played. The only NFL event that will be allowed is the NFL Draft in April, as stipulated by the previous CBA.
Since the NFLPA is dissolved, the battle will be fought in the courtroom as individual players will sue the NFL for violating anti-trust laws. Can't we all just get along?