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NFLCA likely will file counterclaim against NFLPA

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With the NFL Players Association suing the NFL Coaches Association for more than $650,000 and a judicial declaration that David Cornwell isn’t the “lawfully elected” executive director of the NFLCA, it appears that the NFLCA will be responding to the lawsuit with a legal claim of its own.

An April 11, 2012 letter from Cornwell to NFLPA general counsel Richard Berthelsen, a copy of which PFT has obtained, demands that NFLPA release certain documents and business records belonging to the NFLCA, which previously shared office space with the NFLPA.  Cornwell’s letter also makes reference to the possibility that the NFLPA owed, and also breached, a fiduciary duty to the NFLCA.

Thus, look for the NFLCA to respond to the lawsuit with a formal counterclaim, which will assert that the NFLPA violated various legal duties owed to the NFLCA.

The NFLCA’s answer to the complaint filed by the NFLPA likewise will contain a response to the factual allegations and other defenses to the claim that the NFLCA owes more than $650,000, and the contention that Cornwell was not properly elected to the position of Executive Director.

In English, the organization representing the players has sued the organization representing the coaches, and the organization representing the coaches may in return sue the organization representing the players.

And the NFL continues to be the ultimate reality show.

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9 Responses to “NFLCA likely will file counterclaim against NFLPA”
  1. RavenzGunnerz says: Apr 18, 2012 2:03 PM

    Very long offseason = Reality Show.

    Bring on 18 games season.

  2. nineroutsider says: Apr 18, 2012 2:06 PM

    I don’t know what to say here except I couldn’t careless. I don’t think these legal actions will have any impact on the game. If it does, let us know.

  3. hystoracle says: Apr 18, 2012 2:08 PM

    NFL is beginning to come undone.. Players suing the league because they sustained injuries playing a game they knew was violent and could cause injuries. They got concussions before anyone knew concussions were a problem and played anyways because the teams “let” them. (even though if the team had held them off the field the players would have complained that the teams were taking away their livelihood.) Players association suing the coaches association for who knows what? now the Coaches sue the players just to return the favor..

    Can’t we all just get along?

  4. tommccrossin says: Apr 18, 2012 2:33 PM

    This is happening all over the place. Yahoo and Facebook going at it, Apple and Samsung.. I can’t imagine this being healthy for business relationships.

  5. agelardi says: Apr 18, 2012 2:39 PM

    (sings) It’s the end of the world as we know it. And I feel (relatively) fine.

  6. silasw33 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:02 PM

    In the end the lawyers get it all…when are we going to learn.

  7. kacapaco says: Apr 18, 2012 3:37 PM

    NFLPA suing a man on behalf of NFLCA??? Are you kidding?

  8. txxxchief says: Apr 18, 2012 4:41 PM

    Turds of a feather flock together.

  9. prrbrr says: Apr 18, 2012 5:36 PM

    Sound like a time to bring in Judge Judy….the NFL is trying to hit all possible demographics with reality tv

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