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NFL Lockout Over: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Over the past three years, NFL coaches, media members and fans have wondered the same question: Will there be a professional football season in 2011? After the league owners agreed to unanimously opt-out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in May 2008, the threat of no football has lingered for three seasons. That fear can […]

NFL Owners Reach Deal on Labor Agreement

We all knew it was going to happen, but it was only a matter of when. After meeting all day Thursday in an Atlanta-area hotel, NFL owners officially voted to approve a 10-year collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 31-0 with the Oakland Raiders abstaining. So everything is all set, right? Not exactly. Now the players […]

NFL Lockout Lifted, NFL Appeals

On Monday, U.S. Federal Judge Susan Nelson sided with the NFLPA, and granted an injunction to lift the owners’ lockout. Nelson did not stay her decision pending appeals, which could force business as usual to commence immediately. The NFL will request a stay from Nelson, and has appealed to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. […]

NFLPA Decertifies; Legal Battles to Begin

UPDATE: The NFL locked out the players at midnight, as soon as they could. —————————— The 5:00pm EST deadline has passed, and (as announced on ESPN) the NFL Players’ Association has decertified, and no longer exists as a union. With no more CBA, individual players will file antitrust lawsuits against the NFL and owners. A […]