The NFLPA officially loses its asterisk

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The moment the new CBA was agreed to, we stopped calling the NFLPA the NFLPA* even though NFL players technically had not yet agreed to reconstitute as a union.

On Saturday afternoon, we can pass along word the NFLPA is officially back.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports the union officially recertified.  This was done in advance of Saturday’s labor negotiations with the NFL.

The players needed a majority vote to recertify. They collected union cards all week and had enough by Saturday to finish the procedure.

Now all they have to do is settle the remaining issues on the table. Hopefully the two sides finish off a win-win agreement so we don’t have to use that asterisk ever again.

15 responses to “The NFLPA officially loses its asterisk

  1. DeMo should get a 15 year unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for “diving” and “delay of game”, on that one.

    What exactly did it accomplish other than to kill the good reputation of a few players? As we speak they’re shouting into Judge GrandDoty’s ear that his services will no longer be required.

  2. No, decertification wasn’t a sham.

    Decertification was legit.

    The players really didn’t want to be a union.

    and I bought tickets because I don’t want to win the lottery…

  3. What it accomplish was that the decertification and subsequent lawsuit stop the owners power play and money grab in it’s tracts. The owners got nothing more than they would have received two years ago. Another thing it accomplished was that I get to hear all the sour grapes whining from the owner s supporters. LMAO

  4. Thanks to camp69 and his stunning analysis of the business of football. Now to find a six year old to decipher it.

  5. bolt4life says:
    Jul 30, 2011 1:01 PM
    So can players practice before Aug. 4th now?


    Possibly. Now they can legally work on the final details on benefits, PED Policy, Substance abuse Policy and Player Conduct Policy and turn last weeks agreement into a true CBA. Once that is done and ratified then the FA’s that have signed can start practices.

  6. BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    How many times do I have to say it. Im getting a sore finger from all the yelling.

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