NFLPA files suit against the NFL for Collusion
The NFLPA has filed a petition to reopen the Final Consent of 1993 “Reggie White Collusion Suit”. The NFLPA is alledging that the NFL has violated that agreement and court order and that league owners have colluded to keep down player salaries.
The NFLPA is alledging the league established a “Secret 123 million dollar salary cap” in 2010, a year that was supposed to be an “uncapped year” under the old CBA.
Apparently 4 teams, the Cowboys, Redskins, Saints, and Raiders spent above the secret cap. The NFL has tried to punish the Cowboys and Redskins with reductions to their current cap space for their actions in the “uncapped” year. As a result of that attempt, the players association feels that they have evidence to persue this collusion claim now due to these actions.
The suit is alleging Billions in damages and it’s quite easy to see how this will quickly add up with 30 teams and potentially 10s and even hundreds of millions in salary lost.
Its way too early to judge how this is all going to play out, but the NFL may need more lawyers if the numbers of lawsuits against them keeps growing. We had last week’s Vilma Suit, as well as the various Class-Action “concussion” suits that have been filed around the country.
Stay tuned and we’ll bring you more as we learn more.
… and thats the Last Word.