The NFLPA* has filed their opposition to the NFL’s request for a stay following Judge Susan Nelson’s ruling to lift the lockout on Monday.
As you would expect, it’s filled with the sort of legal maneuvers that will get the average football fan pining for talk about Pittsburgh’s offensive line.
Albert Breer of NFL Network breaks down the 23-page filing, with a few key notes:
2. The players want the NFL to immediately implement a system which does not violate antitrust laws. (Does that mean a system without a draft or free agent restrictions? Discuss amongst yourselves.)
3. The players argued that the NFL is unable to prove they are likely to win an appeal, which seems like a fair point to this non-lawyer.
4. They also say a stay is not in the public’s interest. That’s the best argument yet.