Like every bit of labor news that comes along, Saturday’s news that the NFLPA is planning to decertify may not be as cut and dried as it initially appears.
NFL Network’s Albert Breer quotes a NFLPA source that it’s “not a rock-solid guarantee” that decertification will happen. That doesn’t really conflict with ESPN’s initial report that said the union “plans” to decertify.
Plans can change.
As one source told Bob Glauber of Newsday, “A lot of things can happen over the next 2-3 days.”
Breer points out one the motivation for the timing of the move. Judge David Doty’s jurisdiction over the case ends on March 3. Breer says that the union would have to wait six months to decertify if they don’t before March 4.