Despite the NFLPA decertifying last Friday, precipitating a lockout, Dallas Cowboys’ owner, and member of the NFL labor committee Jerry Jones remains confident that no football will be missed in 2011.
"The answer is, we’ll get it done," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "The answer is, we won’t miss any football. Certainly, that is our goal. Their move into litigation will ultimately result in going right back into negotiation, in our view."
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 6 in the NFLPA’s antitrust suit against the NFL. In a departure from tradition, the proceedings will be overseen by Judge Susan Nelson, and not David Doty, the judge who has presided over most NFL labor hearings in the past 20 years.
In what seems to us to be a surefire movie title in the coming years, the trial is being called “Brady Vs. NFL,” a reference to Patriots quarterback and complainant Tom Brady.
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