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NFLPA cautions that decertification is not a lock

DeMaurice Smith, Scott Fujita

Like every bit of labor news that comes along, Saturday’s news that the NFLPA is planning to decertify may not be as cut and dried as it initially appears.

NFL Network’s Albert Breer quotes a NFLPA source that it’s “not a rock-solid guarantee” that decertification will happen.  That doesn’t really conflict with ESPN’s initial report that said the union “plans” to decertify.

Plans can change.

As one source told Bob Glauber of Newsday, “A lot of things can happen over the next 2-3 days.”

Breer points out one the motivation for the timing of the move.  Judge David Doty’s jurisdiction over the case ends on March 3.  Breer says that the union would have to wait six months to decertify if they don’t before March 4.

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5 Responses to “NFLPA cautions that decertification is not a lock”
  1. 2011to2020lions says: Feb 26, 2011 8:41 PM

    Call me dumb, but I just want an off season and Football!!!! I don’t care about all this other stuff. someone put your pride in your pocket and sign a deal so us fans can enjoy the sport we love!!!

  2. paulnoga says: Feb 26, 2011 9:23 PM

    I am not sure if this is a ‘Sit-Com” or just “Lost”, but I am really tired of it. Maybe it is closer to the “Favre watch” that lasted over three years (and is still going?).
    It seems that a few Puppeteers on both sides are pulling the strings. Then the media makes us dance. Amazing.

  3. paulnoga says: Feb 26, 2011 9:25 PM

    Does anyone else see NFLPA Smith like the lawyers for OJ Simpson and that year long (plus) debacle?

  4. hobartbaker says: Feb 26, 2011 10:19 PM

    In the interem, DeMo Smith describes himself as simply a “family friend and advisor” to the 300 odd NFL players.

  5. grantgoodman93 says: Feb 26, 2011 11:55 PM

    Holy Jesus NFL/NFLPA, your going to make wives and girlfriends tolerable all 7 days of the week. Keep Sundays for the men!

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