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NFL files Motion to Dismiss, hearing set for 9/12

Posted on: June 6, 2011 8:15 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2011 5:40 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Monday, the NFL filed a motion to dismiss the original antitrust complaint from the players in Brady v. NFL. More interestingly, this motion will now be heard on September 12, 2011.

Yes, that does happen to be one day after the first Sunday of the NFL's regular season, thanks for asking.

The motion to dismiss in and of itself was brief -- just two pages -- but the purpose that the motion serves is a greater one because it pushes back the deadline for the NFL to file an answer in response to the players' complaint.

Now that answer won't be due until after the motion is heard, which is after the season begins. This is beneficial for the NFL, the players and the fans because it allows the two sides to continue negotiating without being obstructed by a public legal document, especially one in which the NFL responds -- perhaps in a personal manner -- to serious antitrust allegations.
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And then there's the fact that if both sides have to actually end up going to court for this hearing, it will occur one day after 9/11, when the NFL and the players have decided to skip the first week of the season.

Whether or not memorials for fallen Americans should veer into the realm of public relations is beside the point; missing the first week of the season would be an abject PR disaster.

Hopefully, this would-be extension of time allows the two sides to avoid that nightmarish scenario.

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Comments

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:26 am
 

NFL files Motion to Dismiss, hearing set for 9/12

I've made my mind up that I just will not watch if they miss one week of action.  A lot of people are making these threats, but will be right in front of the TV the first preseason or regular season game, but I will not.  I wish America would wake up on a lot of things.  We have the power in this country on lots of issues, we just choose to ignore them.  If we wanted to end the NFL we could (won't happen), but we could. We could get our government in check, we choose to ignore the facts.  I'm guilty of these things as well, but I will choose to do something else with my Sundays come fall, if they shorten the season. 




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:11 am
 

NFL files Motion to Dismiss, hearing set for 9/12

Screw the NFLPA,screw the owners,and screw the players.I wish all them assholes could be a middle income American for a year or so.If they want to bitch and whine about money,why dont they use it to lower their damn ticket prices for the fans.You assholes(players and owners)remember us,dont you??The ones who pack the stadiums,buy the merchandise,buy the products from the television commercials during the broadcast,hold you to hero status...Remember us???Sure you dont...I wish their was a way for fans to boycott all of them greedy assholes ....I guess I will follow Nascar this year until college hoops crank up.Being a Panther fan,I guess its easier for me to come to this conclusion than most..




Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 2:06 am
 

NFL files Motion to Dismiss, hearing set for 9/12

Yeah .... your season is already over the Cardinals SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The irony of this statement coming from a Squawks fan . . .

Hey tlow212, at least when the Cardinals make the playoffs, they do it with a winning record.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:59 am
 

NFL files Motion to Dismiss, hearing set for 9/12

Yeah .... your season is already over the Cardinals SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 10:45 pm
 

NFL files Motion to Dismiss, hearing set for 9/12

Maybe the networks can show CFL games in place the NFL games this year.  Football is football.  Doesn't matter to me.



Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 10:23 pm
 

NFL files Motion to Dismiss, hearing set for 9/12

You should dismiss the enitre season anyway the Cardinals are absolute garbage



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 9:02 pm
 

NFL files Motion to Dismiss, hearing set for 9/12

I won't be waiting around until Sept 12th.   If the Cardinals aren't headed up the hill to Flagstaff to begin training camp in roughly 7 weeks, then I'll be dismissing the entire 2011 NFL season.    &nbs
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