Breaking down the collusion case

On Wednesday, the NFLPA sued the NFL for collusion.  It’s a complicated claim involving complicated facts and, at times, complicated words.

The first segment of Thursday’s PFT Live was devoted to breaking it all down in the most understandable way possible.

Even the “most understandable way possible” still may not be completely understandable, but at least I tried.

So in those final minutes of running out the clock on a Thursday afternoon at work, plug in the earphones and get a quick education on one of the most significant legal fights that the NFL and NFLPA ever will wage.  And then try to repeat it all at a barbeque this weekend while you’re working on your third beer.

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1 responses to “Breaking down the collusion case

  1. Let’s look at damages if the NFLPA wins.

    The salary cap had risen $7 million each year for the three prior years. The reasonable penalty would only be 32*7 or $224million, times 3 if anti-trust violation. This is a far cry from $3 billion, then trebeled that the NFLPA has asked for.

    The only way the NFLPA can get to $3 billion is if they assume each team would have spent 100 percent of all revenue not already spent on players (about $100 million per team) times 32 teams. That is an unreasonable proposition and the judge, if ever awarding damages, should be closer to my figures than the NFLPA’s.

    If the judge wants to send a message, have him award $1 times 3 for wasting everyone’s time.

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