NFL Lockout: NFLPA Decertifies, NFL on Path to Announce First Lockout Since 1987

March 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At 6:35 p.m. ET, ESPN announced that a lockout is imminent, as both sides of the table couldn't agree on a deal that would solidify the new collective bargaining agreement. 
Shortly after the union decertified, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and a few others went forward with suing the league.
Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league, released various statements all pointing to the fact that the union of players left a really good deal on the table.
What does this mean for the NFL?
It's a grim situation.
With the 2011 season still roughly six months away, there are a lot of things this will affect—including the signing contracts of the rookies taken in this year's draft.
NFL players allege that the league's offer is greatly unfair, as stated in an article by ESPN:
"The players allege in the lawsuit that the organizations conspired to deny the players' ability to market their services, through a patently unlawful group boycott and price-fixing ...

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