The NFL and NFLPA will find themselves back in the Minneapolis courtroom of Judge David Doty.
Doty, a judge in the U.S. District Court, has agreed to hear arguments in the collusion case brought by the NFLPA against the NFL. The union contends that the league set a secret salary cap of $123 million during the uncapped 2010 season. The NFL argues that any collusion claims were settled when the two sides reached agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and their argument includes Doty’s own ruling that all pending claims were to be dismissed as a result of the settlement.
The NFLPA argues that the current claim was not pending at the time, although we’re starting to drift into an arena of legalese best left to PFT’s resident attorney Mike Florio. He’ll talk about the issues surrounding Doty’s ruling on Thursday’s PFT Live, which you can watch live at noon ET.
Doty will hear arguments on September 6, the day after the regular season starts with the Cowboys against the Giants on NBC. Doty will then decide whether or not his court will take the case.