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Did union flip-flop on decertification Friday?

Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:32 pm
Edited on: March 11, 2011 4:36 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

In fairly surprising news, the NFL-owned NFL Network reported at 4:02 PM EST Friday that the NFLPA had decertified at the "four-o-clock hour" ... and then a few seconds later, reported that the union had NOT decertified.

Kara Henderson -- who nailed the report of the extension last week -- was in the midst of reporting the decertification and discussing the ramifications with Jason LaCanfora when she looked down at her phone, looked back to the camera with an almost terrified look, and backed out of the report.

It was a very bizarre moment, and particularly odd to see on the NFL Network, considering that such a report seems to favor the players (and not, you know, the league) in terms of leverage.

Of course, it also all but guarantees a reasonably large ratings spike for the NFL Network for the hours leading up to the end of business, so perhaps, if you want to indulge in a conspiracy theory, it's not such a bad thing after all.

For now, though, it appears the owners and players are continuing to meet, and the chance that a new deal or extension could be reached is still in play. And that's at least some kind of good news.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Did union flip-flop on decertification Friday?

For now, though, it appears the owners and players are continuing to meet, and the chance that a new deal or extension could be reached is still in play. And that's at least some kind of good news.


How?  If the Union decertified, there is no one for the NFL to negotiate with and if the owners "collude" and negotiate together then they are violating anti-trust law.  If the union has decertified the owners have no choice but to stop "collectively bargaining" with the players.  Its one team negotiating with one player on case by case basis not, or else the players will sue the owners for "collusion"



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Did union flip-flop on decertification Friday?

Does Smith look confused in every picture shown of him, or is it just me? He looks like a dad that is trying to assemble a bicycle at 3:00 AM on Christmas morning.


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