The NFL Lockout Has Officially Begun And It May Be A Long Time Before It’s Over

- By Bossip Staff

We all hoped that it would never come to this but unfortunately there will be a work stoppage this NFL season because the millionaires and the billionaires can’t get along.

Now that the NFL Players Association has decided to decertify, here’s a road map of what might happen next.

1. The NFL will immediately file a grievance with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in an attempt to block the decertification. The NFL will argue that the NFLPA is acting in bad faith and that the NFLPA’s true goal is to get the NFL exposed to antitrust litigation as a way of grabbing owners’ money.

2. The NLRB takes no immediate action on the NFL’s grievance over the weekend as its offices will be closed. The NFLPA proceeds as if it has decertified. Monday comes along and the NLRB schedules a hearing, possibly for later in the week, to review the NFLPA’s decertification.

3. In addition to the NFL’s NLRB grievance, the NFLPA will file a request for a temporary restraining order with U.S. District Judge David Doty in an attempt to block the NFL from executing a lockout. The NFLPA, with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as named plaintiffs, will argue that the lockout would violate players’ employment contracts with NFL teams and would constitute a group boycott under federal antitrust law, which it can now turn to since the NFLPA has decertified. Federal antitrust law is very threatening, as damages in a successful antitrust lawsuit are automatically multiplied by three.

We have to side with players on this one. You can’t ask for a billion dollars and then not be willing to show a reason why you need it. Sh*t if you ask us for $50 we’re gonna wanna know why…

Who’s side are you on, the players, the owners, or do you not give a damn and just want them to play??

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  • WhatisSoccer

    F the owners F the players get a real job I’m out here in these skreets and they worryin about turnin millions to billions. child please a million dolla diva dont need a union i need a fkin union. btw is madden still coming out?

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  • wayna

    i know, why should the owners pay them all that money and some of them are not doing a thing on the field. the players are the one that is going to lose. i hope they have money to side, for there kids medical expenses.

    • jennifer

      the owners are the ones that aren’t show their papers to show what they want all that money for… so its not the players fault so why punish them!! u should fine the owners millions of dollars so they could learn their lesson to not be spending the money thats supposed to be used for the team on their own personal wants…

  • Jack aint black

    The players deserve every dime! Those men leave that sport with injuries that cripple them and have pain the rest of their lives. American Citizens are forced to fund and pay for rich owners teams with their tax dollars. Billions of new taxes are added to build the stadiums and hotel business. The taxes continue and increase tickets sales dont support the teams. THE REAL ABUSE IS IMPOSED ON CITIZENS THAT ARE FORCED TO PAY NEVER ENDING SALES AND PROERTY TAXES FOR VENTURES THAT ONLY BENEFIT RICH OWNERS. THATS THE REASON THE STATE AND OWNER DON’T WANT PEOPLE OR UNION TO SEE THE BOOKS. THE JUDGES AND COURTS SUPPORT THE RICH OWNERS SO UNION AND PLAYERS MUST TREAD CAREFULLY IN LITIGATION. EMPLOYEES UNIONS ARE NEEDED BUT THEY ARE SO CORRUPT AND THEY WILL GET IN BED WITH MANAGEMENT AND SELL AN INDIVIDUAL DUES PAYING MEMBERS AZZ OUT IN A HEART BEAT. I VE SEEN IT MANY TIMES lol. THE NFL PLAYERS UNION IS A FORCE THAT CAN MESS UP SOME STUFF.

  • *MrsTrevino*

    Players are always gonna want more money and the owners are always gonna hold on to their money even tighter. Instead of buying thoses mega mansions, they should have been investing it and putting it in the bank. I just wish these players would realize that they have a limited window to get their money and use their heads instead of trying to keep up with the jones.

  • Christie_love

    Just imagine what would happen if the NBA ever decided to impose a similar lockout on their ballers ? All hell would break lose among the ballers,groupies,celebrity wives ex-wives and girlfriends for sure!

  • God's_Angel

    1. The NFL needs contracts that pay these guys whether they get on the field or not, like in the NBA.

    2. The college athletes need to boycott to get some of that money too. Those kids at the college level are exploited at the worst level, and the little bit of tuition money they get is just a drop in the bucket compared to what college sports teams bring in.

    What would happen if those kids boycotted during March Madness, and refused to play!!!!! Now that would be some real “Fight the Power” ish!!!

  • God's_Angel

    Football players have some real bad contracts, and it’s about time those players stood together to fight for what they deserve. I just hope they have some powerful, honest, and capable attorneys to “Fight the Powers that be!”

    Because just like those players are banding together, the owners are probably banding together. And the owners got more $$$ to fight this, so those players need some real heavy-hitting attorneys.

  • God's_Angel

    Firs the NFL, then the NCAA!!!! Fight the Power!!!

  • G.M.

    the NBA are gonna be flooded with all the gold-diggin h0es who were chasin NFL players, now that the players money gettin fucced up lol

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    So are they gonna be filing for unemployment now lol! Just Saying lol

  • jt

    the players need to just shut up and play! the owners are the businessmen and they deserve a bigger piece of the pie! so chris johnson ill not be able to buy an extra diamond necklace or rims, boooooooooooooooooohhoooooooooo!

  • Candice

    LOL

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