NFL Players Association
A players’ union lawsuit accusing NFL team owners of setting a secret salary cap in 2010 was kept alive by a federal appeals court Friday. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially reversal a federal judge’s order that had rejected NFL Players Association’s collusion claim.
The NFL Players Association claims league owners have a “never-ending belief that they are above the law” in the latest court filing in a collusion complaint against the NFL.
The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously Monday to approve the terms of a deal with owners to the end the 4 1/2-month lockout.
Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller and lawyers for retired NFL players joined labor talks Tuesday as signs mounted that the league’s four-month lockout might almost be over.
The NFL cleared the way for some basic football operations to begin at 8 a.m. EDT Friday, five days after a federal judge declared the lockout illegal and nearly seven weeks after it began.
The NFL has told teams to resume football operations, which includes allowing players to begin voluntary workouts and meet with coaches beginning on Friday.