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Oral arguments end, judge encourages sides to negotiate

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Now we wait. Again.

Oral arguments have concluded Friday in St. Louis, where the Eighth Circuit Court of appeals heard arguments regarding whether Judge Susan Nelson’s lifting of the lockout will be overturned or not.

Judge Kermit Bye encouraged both sides to continue working towards an agreement in coming days. Albert Breer of NFL.com reports Bye said the ruling will come in “due course” and that would be one “neither side would like.”   Bye reportedly encouraged the two sides to work their problems out on their own.

The question now becomes whether the Eighth Circuit will monitor negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA* and possibly hold their ruling if progress is being made.

Players and owners have a window to make some progress in the meantime.  As fans, we can only hope they begin to feel the urgency.

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  1. tnsteve says: Jun 3, 2011 12:54 PM

    Ummm…how would neither side like it?

    A. Lockout continues – owners like it
    B. Lockout ends – players like it

    I don’t see a third option.

  2. willycents says: Jun 3, 2011 12:54 PM

    Can the appeals court order binding arbitration?

  3. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 3, 2011 12:58 PM

    I wonder if these guys are forgetting THAT THEY WILL ALL CONTINUE TO BE FILTHY RICH when this mess gets cleaned up. Just clean it already…it stinks in here!

  4. oldbrowndawg says: Jun 3, 2011 12:58 PM

    Continue negotiations? Duh! And it took a federal appellate judge to give them these words of wisdom? Double duh!!!!! Hey, owners and players: just get ‘er done and try to keep your fans, you dopes!

  5. trbowman says: Jun 3, 2011 12:58 PM

    Wasn’t it a couple weeks ago I read there was a “breakthrough” in the talks?

  6. bobwhitequail says: Jun 3, 2011 12:59 PM

    If the player’s attorneys are dead set on suing, this should provide no new urgency for them to come to the table. They are not motivated except to continue the lawsuits IMO. It looks like it won’t end until all the attorney’s lawsuits are shut down via the courts. And that could take a very long time.

    Here’s hoping that the players might reign in these lawsuits once the court rules. The players could come to the table without Kessler to negotiate and they have an incentive to do so. The player’s attorneys have the opposite incentive. Suits and bringing down the NFL would bring the attorneys countless millions and build fame for Kessler and De Smith.

  7. Meester Foowtbawl says: Jun 3, 2011 12:59 PM

    Option 3 is both sides sent to their rooms with no dinner

  8. sabeybaby says: Jun 3, 2011 12:59 PM

    At least we don’t have to contend with Judge Duty and Judge Judy.

  9. p01ntman says: Jun 3, 2011 1:00 PM

    The waiting is the hardest part
    Every day you get one more yard
    You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
    The waiting is the hardest part

    Oh don’t let it kill you baby, don’t let it get to you
    Don’t let it kill you baby, don’t let it get to you
    I’ll be your bleedin’ heart, I’ll be your cryin’ fool
    Don’t let this go too far
    Don’t let it get to you

    The waiting – Tom Petty

  10. readimgram1 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:00 PM

    I have an idea – if you know that “neither side will like the decision”

    That implies you know the decision.

    How about you give it NOW judge judy style and stop dragging this damn thing out!

  11. trbowman says: Jun 3, 2011 1:01 PM

    “B. Lockout ends – players like it”

    Unless you’re Reggie Bush and Stevie Johnson….

  12. killxswitch says: Jun 3, 2011 1:01 PM

    This judge is clearly telling the two sides to come to an agreement before they hand down their ruling. I hope the NFL and NFLPA* are listening. It seems like they might be.

    It’s time to stop finger-pointing and to instead just get a deal done before everyone loses. I don’t know what “everyone losing” would entail, but obviously this judge does.

  13. myballsmyrules says: Jun 3, 2011 1:01 PM

    “Oral arguments end, judge encourages sides to negotiate”

    *************************************
    THATS WHAT THE OWNERS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO ALL ALONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can’t negotiate by yourself. Can’t strike a deal with the players if their elected attorney will not show them ANY of the three proposals you already offered. Can’t negotiate with someone that only wants to file actions in courts.
    Can’t negotiate with players that can’t think for themselves.

  14. alreed83 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:02 PM

    My guess they rule “both sides have been determined to be idiotic, therefore the court will not rule on this matter. Negotiate your own damn cba and quit wasting time and tax dollars.” Bet neither side likes that.

  15. myballsmyrules says: Jun 3, 2011 1:03 PM

    willycents says:
    Jun 3, 2011 12:54 PM
    Can the appeals court order binding arbitration?

    *************************************

    Not a chance in hell of that happening

  16. eagles83 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:03 PM

    Deja Vu. It always seems to be “Let’s hope they get back to the table…” When we all feel this won’t resolve soon.

  17. tommyf15 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:05 PM

    tnsteve says:
    Ummm…how would neither side like it?
    A. Lockout continues – owners like it
    B. Lockout ends – players like it
    I don’t see a third option.

    That’s EXACTLY what went through my mind.

  18. myballsmyrules says: Jun 3, 2011 1:05 PM

    Judge Bye is the MINORITY on the bench. I would not pay any attention to what he says. He already has been outvoted on this issue once already

  19. readimgram1 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:06 PM

    Everyone losing = their money starts getting peed down the toilet.

    That is not far off.

    HELLO PLAYERS AND OWNERS – The pie is SHRINKING!

  20. buzzardpointlookout says: Jun 3, 2011 1:08 PM

    The quickest route to having football is if the lockout is lifted and work rules are imposed by the court. Remember, we had several seasons of football while the Reggie White case was resolved.

    I don’t give a damn about either “side” at this point. I’m on my side and I just want football to start.

    Lift the lockout, 8th!!

  21. theguy57 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:09 PM

    Ever notice that Jeff Kessler is always grining ear-to-ear as he walks out of court? I wonder how much he has made so far … Afterall 80 some-odd days in we have seen so much progress.

    This sucks! I want free agency to start and my freaking new D-cordinator to have practices. I need to scout my fantasy squad(s).

    We need some of our own “deadlines” as fans:
    July 1 – no deal – Boycott Preseason Games and buying apparrell for a year

    July 15 – no deal – boycott fantasy football for the year.

    Aug 1 – no deal – boycott the whole thing.

  22. pixelito says: Jun 3, 2011 1:09 PM

    Option 3 is both sides sent to their rooms with no dinner
    ***********************************************

    Hah, there are actually some funny people on this forum. :)

  23. alreed83 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:09 PM

    The court rules since both parties can’t agree on money the entire league’s revenue shall be payed out in Ham sandwichs.

  24. thephantomstranger says: Jun 3, 2011 1:13 PM

    So Judge Kermit wants the two sides to come to an agreement. Who are the other judges? Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear?

  25. bobwhitequail says: Jun 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    @ alreed83, Well said!

    How about, “You are ordered to come to agreement. After the third day, each side will be fined $2 million dollars per day until an agreement is reached”. That would do it.

    Maybe the fine money can go to a fund for retired players healthcare etc.

  26. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Jun 3, 2011 1:15 PM

    Sounds like an empty threat to me…no way for both sides to lose…I get the feeling the players don’t have near the behind the scenes power the owners do though so I’m anticipating it will really be the players getting screwed in the end. But it also sounds like their options could be take a perceived terrible offer now or have it forced on them in court.

  27. kingtntitan says: Jun 3, 2011 1:16 PM

    Option 3 could be.

    Lockout ends, forcing owners to open the gates and continue on with league buisness..

    However, league buisness continues but the owners get to pretty much make up the rules they want to operate by… (lower salaries, cut benefits, more required camps,etc…)

  28. readimgram1 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:16 PM

    When does the lingerie league start again? Can we get a 16 game season and a few more teams in that bad boy?

  29. netherscourge says: Jun 3, 2011 1:17 PM

    Screw the owners.

    I hope the players REFUSE to negotiate until the owners lift THEIR NFL lockout and the owners agree to abide by the previous CBA DURING negotiations, so we have football while the lawyers throw money around in the backrooms.

    I’m with DeMaurice Smith – NO deals, NO offers, NO counter-offers until the lockout is lifted.

    If the owners are going to withhold football from the fans and players, then the players should withhold the one thing the Owners want more than anything else – MONEY.

    Go cry me a river owners. Keep laying off and cutting the salaries of your front office staffers while you raise ticket prices for the eventual return of the game.

    We’ll be watching the UFL/College/Arena/CFL in the meantime.

  30. greenbaypackerbacker says: Jun 3, 2011 1:18 PM

    I agree that the “neither side will like” is going to be something to the tune of each paying a chunk of cash for wasting the judges time and tax payers dollars. I call it the “quit being snob rich athletes and owners fine” .

    They have done enough jockeying back and forth in the media. I will say it again, both sides need to give to get. Either give the players the 1 billion you are arguing over or give in to the 18 game season.

    Either players get the billion and 18 games or the owners get the billion and 16 games, what is so hard to figure out?

  31. dccowboy says: Jun 3, 2011 1:20 PM

    “the ruling will come in “due course” ”

    I interpret that to mean “we’re not issuing a ruling unless we see that the two sides are not making progress in negotiating.” If that’s the case they can issue the ruling on Monday because Neither side has any real interest in making an agreement before ethe ruling occurs.

    “and that would be one “neither side would like.”

    I don’t have any idea what that means. If they let the lockout stand the players won’t like it, but the Owners would. If they end the lockout, the players will like it, but the owners won’t.

    Not sure what kind of ruling neither side would like.

  32. redrew says: Jun 3, 2011 1:20 PM

    DeMaurice Smith left the meeting and immediately phoned the agents for Brady, Manning, Brees and Mankins…assuring them that their 8 figure salaries were not in jeopardy. The agents for the 873 minimum wage players had yet to receive their update. Meanwhile, the 240 newest draftpicks wonder which minimum wage guys they will be replacing. Make that 480 draftpicks that will replace the backends of teams’ rosters once this season gets cancelled. Gotta respect these JAG guys willing to forfeit a career in profootball, for the greater good of Manning, Brady, Brees

  33. hobartbaker says: Jun 3, 2011 1:23 PM

    Personally, I’d like the lawyer on the left to perform the oral case.

  34. skoobyfl says: Jun 3, 2011 1:25 PM

    We need Roman law to take over here.

  35. endzonezombie says: Jun 3, 2011 1:26 PM

    @tnsteve: Perhaps the court will give a window for the lockout to end. Say, Oct. 1st. The court might arbitrarily reason that ‘irreparable harm’ to the players might occur after that date. By setting such a date, it should motivate the owners and players to get something resolved before then. The players don’t want to miss game checks, and the owners don’t want to start the league year without a CBA in place. The date I set is arbitrary, as it could be sooner than Oct. 1st.

  36. mightygiants says: Jun 3, 2011 1:27 PM

    Option 3 neither of them would like:

    The lockout is lifted by the union can’t reform for at least 1 year.

  37. shrike58 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:28 PM

    My bet is on arbitration.

    Considering that John Boehner and the Tea Party nitwits in the House are about to run this country off a cliff the NFL is the least of my worries.

  38. Kaz says: Jun 3, 2011 1:29 PM

    It must be nice to be a federal judge. Schedule a hearing two months in advance, just to get to that date, listen to a bunch of bickering and tell them to negotiate…… And get paid 6 figures for it. Do they do anything? Couldn’t they have done that a month ago. Surely they had 3 hours to spear back in May. Just to tell them to negotiate anyway. I need a new career.

  39. mytina says: Jun 3, 2011 1:29 PM

    “Neither side likes”

    The ruling will be that the players will play (for free), the games will go on (for free), the beer will be on the house (for free), and for once on God’s green earth the fans, whose money runs this circus, will be “the” benefactors!

    OK, fairytale story time is over. As you were.

  40. willycents says: Jun 3, 2011 1:32 PM

    skoobyfl says:Jun 3, 2011 1:25 PM

    We need Roman law to take over here.
    ——————————————-

    I don’t know anything about it, but, sharia law with stonings, hangings and arms cut off might just be a better solution than Roman law. I would guess that most on here would like to toss a few rocks at the participants on both sides of this scharade.

  41. myballsmyrules says: Jun 3, 2011 1:33 PM

    netherscourge says:

    “If the owners are going to withhold football from the fans and players, then the players should withhold the one thing the Owners want more than anything else – MONEY.”

    **********************

    LMAO!
    I think you have it backwards you moron. These dumb players will be crying and ready to break ranks after one missed gamecheck.

  42. halasfan says: Jun 3, 2011 1:34 PM

    How about this for an options neither side likes.
    They rule the NFL a monopoly, disolve it as a business, and make them split into 32 different business. This would wipe out all current contracts. Then they all have to start over. Jerry and the idiot in DC can buy the team they really want and the small city teams will fade away, like the smaller branches made after ATT was broken up. I am thinking that is an outcome no one likes.

    Until then all my NFL purchases will be Chinese knock offs from ebay.

  43. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Jun 3, 2011 1:41 PM

    mightygiants:

    That would be a huge win for the players, not a lose lose scenario

  44. puntpasskick says: Jun 3, 2011 1:42 PM

    @ endzonezombie…

    Like your post but the date should be around the start of TC, say July 26th or 27th.

    That could really get these parties to come together and get something done quickly…

  45. chapnastier says: Jun 3, 2011 1:42 PM

    In order for negotiations to continue the players must propose a counter offer and they have been unable or unwilling to do so. This is going nowhere fast.

  46. geo1113 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:42 PM

    mightygiants says:
    Jun 3, 2011 1:27 PM
    Option 3 neither of them would like:

    The lockout is lifted by the union can’t reform for at least 1 year.
    _______________________

    How would that hurt the players?

  47. pixelito says: Jun 3, 2011 1:42 PM

    The Tea Party has already been exposed as the fraud it is… They’ve done nothing to restore jobs, only following the Repulican agenda by attacking Planned Parenthood and Public Radio… The Republicans have no electable candidate, Obama will destroy Mitt “Let Detroit Fail” Romney on that issue alone…

    4 more years, baby!

  48. mick730 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:44 PM

    “Considering that John Boehner and the Tea Party nitwits in the House are about to run this country off a cliff the NFL is the least of my worries.

    Interesting observation there. I wonder if you’ve seen this morning’s employment numbers for May? Unemployment is now at 9.1%, but if all the folks who had given up looking for a job were included, the number would be over 15%. And it gets better yet. It seems that half of the 54 thousand jobs “created” in May were at McDonalds.

    Yea, that must be Boehner and the Tea Party’s fault as they’ve been in 1/2 of Congress now for all of 4.5 months.

  49. redsghost says: Jun 3, 2011 1:44 PM

    buzzardpointlookout says:Jun 3, 2011 1:08 PM

    “The quickest route to having football is if the lockout is lifted and work rules are imposed by the court.
    Lift the lockout, 8th”

    OR, we could keep the lockout in place, wait a few weeks until the players run out of money and are applying for unemployment and foodstamps.
    That would work longterm as the current players won’t want to stand in the long lines of unemployment again.
    Curious thought- Can NFL players get unemployment if they are forcibly locked out?

  50. firethorn1001 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:48 PM

    One ruling that neither will like (and not sure if the 8th court can rule on all of this) is that the lockout is illegal, the decertification was a sham and both sides have to go to court ordered arbitration.

  51. feenix78 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:49 PM

    Heres how both sides won’t like it.

    1. Lockout gets lifted.
    2. Players report without getting payed.
    3. No season, therefore no ticket sales, etc. meaning no profit.
    4. Everybody loses including fans..

  52. geo1113 says: Jun 3, 2011 1:50 PM

    @pixelito and shrike58,

    If you want to talk politics and bash the Tea Party, go to the Huffington Post. If you want to discuss the NFL labor situation, then let’s hear what you have to say.

  53. chapnastier says: Jun 3, 2011 1:53 PM

    pixelito says: Jun 3, 2011 1:42 PM

    The Tea Party has already been exposed as the fraud it is… They’ve done nothing to restore jobs, only following the Repulican agenda by attacking Planned Parenthood and Public Radio… The Republicans have no electable candidate, Obama will destroy Mitt “Let Detroit Fail” Romney on that issue alone…

    4 more years, baby!
    —————————————————–

    Go to MSNBC, hop on their political blog, and talk about it THERE!

  54. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 3, 2011 1:54 PM

    tnsteve – They will not like the “due course” or timeframe that the the courts are purposely going to take to issue their ruling is the way that I took that.

  55. radrhatr says: Jun 3, 2011 2:01 PM

    If the judge would order everyone involved to live on my salary, the deal would be done in 10 minutes!

  56. shrike58 says: Jun 3, 2011 2:09 PM

    To geo1113: Just my way of saying what clowns I think the owners and (to a lesser degree) the players have become. Contempt is all they deserve.

  57. crubenst says: Jun 3, 2011 2:12 PM

    my option 3:

    lockout is lifted.
    Brady case is tossed.
    .

  58. ICDogg says: Jun 3, 2011 2:22 PM

    Decision neither side would like:

    Lockout not lifted.

    Contracts might be (and might already have been) breached as a result of payments not made during the lockout. Those players might be free agents.

  59. phantomthebusybody says: Jun 3, 2011 2:23 PM

    radrhatr says:
    Jun 3, 2011 2:01 PM
    If the judge would order everyone involved to live on my salary, the deal would be done in 10 minutes!

    ________

    Well, if that happened, they’d just all go work on McDonald’s. It’d probably be a 15% bump in salary.

  60. gentbaseball12 says: Jun 3, 2011 2:24 PM

    If you want to know what the judge is actually referring to when he says both sides might not like it, it would likely be as follows:

    There is a very strong possibility that the “lockout” cannot be enjoined based on the Norris Laguardia Act. However that doesn’t mean that the lockout is legal, it just means that the court lacks jurisdiction to enjoin or stop the lockout because the federal statute specifically prevents courts from issuing certain remedies ( here the equitable remedy of an injunction).

    The court, however, may still be able to issue legal remedies (money damages) for either antitrust violations or breach of contract claims brought by individual players based on nonpayment of monies owed under the individual player contracts.

    Thus we would be in a weird world in which the court cannot enjoin the lockout (good for the owners and bad for the players) but the lockout is stil illegal and exposes the league to money damages for continuing to “lockout” the players (bad for the owners, good for the players).

  61. geo1113 says: Jun 3, 2011 2:25 PM

    shrike58 says:
    Jun 3, 2011 2:09 PM
    To geo1113: Just my way of saying what clowns I think the owners and (to a lesser degree) the players have become. Contempt is all they deserve.
    _______________

    Well, it didn’t come through. And you may have contempt for the Tea Party, but they have been around for about 2 years. Our political system got where it is by politicians grabbing more and more power for the last 80 years.

  62. ernieernie says: Jun 3, 2011 2:26 PM

    We know one thing for sure in this mess, come July 3rd if no agreement is in place the season will not mirror last year.Every day that goes beyond July 3rd, the less games will be played this season.

    The players are drolling to have it like baseball and bball so that the best players get to move around a lot to whomever is the highest bidder and creat super teams where the owners have deep pockets.

    NFL players are greedy cry baby’s now and there image is tarnished. Advertisers don’t like it either.

  63. geo1113 says: Jun 3, 2011 2:27 PM

    crubenst says:
    Jun 3, 2011 2:12 PM
    my option 3:

    lockout is lifted.
    Brady case is tossed.
    _____________________

    How would that hurt the owners?

  64. ICDogg says: Jun 3, 2011 2:42 PM

    readimgram1 says:
    Jun 3, 2011 1:00 PM
    I have an idea – if you know that “neither side will like the decision”

    That implies you know the decision.

    How about you give it NOW judge judy style and stop dragging this damn thing out!

    They are saying that the decision that the law requires them to make will make no one happy and if at all possible, they would rather not have to set down a ruling that is screwier than anything the two sides would ever have come up with.

  65. bigdan7885 says: Jun 3, 2011 2:44 PM

    Guys, it’s just a game. Let’s find something else to like.

  66. 4gone says: Jun 3, 2011 2:48 PM

    I take it as a judicial scare tactic, if each side thought they could potentially lose they may be more encouraged to negotiate. The Players are sufficiently “dug in” at this point and appear unwilling to negotiate. The only way they quell litigation would be player mutiny when they start missing game checks. Rule for the lockout to remain and force the players to open dialogue. It sucks for short term, but better for our game long term.

  67. truenblue says: Jun 3, 2011 2:48 PM

    <<<<>>>>>

    Exactly. Very good chance the 8th Circuit rules against Nelson’s injunction on the lockout according to the Norris LaGuardia Act, but still leaves the NFL very vulnerable to the actual Brady vs. NFL anti-trust case. If the NFL loses that case, they are looking at possibly billions of dollars in treble damages.

  68. ICDogg says: Jun 3, 2011 2:49 PM

    We already know they won’t lift the lockout. So there is something in that decision that the owners won’t like.

    I think it must be some kind of antitrust relief or breach-of-contract relief for the players. Imagine if they’re saying “well, you can lock them out, but if you don’t pay them, they can opt out of their contracts.”

  69. kevinfromphilly says: Jun 3, 2011 2:53 PM

    Option #3:

    Both parties are required to conduct all further negotiations in Kandahar.

  70. tmac48 says: Jun 3, 2011 3:05 PM

    I’d like to get on here and just keep posting little witty comments about how the owners and the players are all being ridiculous and stupid and idiotic and just need to get together and get it done…but frankly, I’m running out of things to say and none of it matters anyway. The bottom line, fact of the matter is that nothing any of the fans say is going to make any difference at all. The fans, who when you really break it down, are the ones who actually end up paying for the stadiums, the player’s salaries, the coaches salaries, the trainer’s salaries, the commissioner’s salary, DeMaurice Smith’s salary, Kessler’s salary, Pash’s salary…etc, etc, etc…we are the ones who suffer and we are the ones who have no voice in all of this.

  71. meyerla says: Jun 3, 2011 3:08 PM

    Sounds to me like the judges will rule that the lockout is valid but only for a fixed period of time. That gives owners leverage to get a deal done but also gives them an expiration because the lockout will be invalid after a time.

    If it’s 6 months that gives them until September which is a break for players who still would gain leverage. If it’s one-year then the players would have to lose a season’s pay which they won’t want to do.

  72. wilburmills says: Jun 3, 2011 3:34 PM

    Many judges will tell the parties that if they can’t reach a settlement that neither of them will like what the Court will do (i.e. something neither side completely agrees with)..It is a statement designed to get the attorneys and parties to settle…..

    mediatators often tell the parties the same thing—you should settle and not risk the Judge doing something you don’t like…

    in this case maybe not too effective a threat????

  73. truenblue says: Jun 3, 2011 4:06 PM

    I have an idea – if you know that “neither side will like the decision”

    That implies you know the decision.

    How about you give it NOW judge judy style and stop dragging this damn thing out!

    Most likely the decisions are already being secretly written out by their clerks at the moment, because they’ll have the expedite the decision given that training camp is just 6 weeks away and decisions will need to be made soon about whether to push back or cancel camps.

    Courts and judges really don’t like being the ones who decide cases like this and would much rather the two sides work it out between themselves. Thus the imperative to make both sides sweat it out and allow neither side to get comfortable, so that they both have reason to stay at the negotiating table and hammer out a deal.

  74. Deb says: Jun 3, 2011 4:39 PM

    I was censored for saying I was banging my head on my keyboard. Seriously?

    You people scare me.

  75. willycents says: Jun 3, 2011 5:24 PM

    Maybe the third option is to lift the lockout for a specified period of time, and during the duration, order the rules from the last best offer, which would be the owners offer of Mar 11(I think) to be enforced during that time frame.
    That would protect the league from anti trust action on those rules since it would be court ordered.

    Just thinking about the third possible option knowing that the judges are going to compromise amongst themselves. (thinking maybe the owners and players would take a hint from them?)

  76. truenblue says: Jun 3, 2011 5:29 PM

    —— DeMaurice Smith left the meeting and immediately phoned the agents for Brady, Manning, Brees and Mankins…assuring them that their 8 figure salaries were not in jeopardy. The agents for the 873 minimum wage players had yet to receive their update. Meanwhile, the 240 newest draftpicks wonder which minimum wage guys they will be replacing. Make that 480 draftpicks that will replace the backends of teams’ rosters once this season gets cancelled. Gotta respect these JAG guys willing to forfeit a career in profootball, for the greater good of Manning, Brady, Brees ——-

    Just FYI, the players who attended the court proceedings for the players today included Jon Beason, Jordan Black, Matt Bryant, Tyson Clabo, Craig Dahl, Adam Goldberg, Cullen Jenkins, Brandon Moore, Jon McGraw, Rudy Niswanger, Chester Pitts, Tony Richardson, Brian Robison, Orlando Scandrick, Jake Scott, (Carolina’s) Steve Smith, Andy Studebaker, Osi Umenyiora and Brian Waters.

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