A lot of the big names involved in the Brady antitrust lawsuit won’t be at the proceedings Wednesday, but the NFLPA* still was able to get five plaintiffs to attend.
According to Dan Graziano of ProPlayerInsiders.com, the following players will be in the courtroom at kickoff: Vincent Jackson, Ben Leber, Von Miller, Brian Robison and Mike Vrabel.
Vrabel’s arrest over the weekend will not prevent him from remaining a big part of this case. The Minnesota federal court has locked its supply of Natty Light in a safe place as a precaution.
Graziano also notes that Jim Quinn, not Jeffrey Kessler, will lead the arguments on behalf of the players.
The NFL will be led by league lawyers David Boies, Bob Batterman and Gregg Levy, and management council lawyers Ed Tighe and Dennis Curran, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL general counsel Jeff Pash, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees will all be absent Wednesday. The hearing starts at 10:30 a.m. ET, but no tweeting will be allowed in the courtroom.
If you missed it last night, Florio wrote up 10 things to know about the antitrust case before it starts.