Players case against NFL to be heard on April 6

March 16, 2011 - 0:0

The antitrust suit filed by NFL players against the league will be heard on April 6 in a federal court in Minnesota, according to court documents released on Monday.

The hearing is to be heard by Judge Susan Nelson with the players asking for an injunction against the lockout declared by the NFL on Saturday.
Ten NFL players, including top quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees filed a class suit against the league following the break down in talks on a new collective bargaining agreement on Friday.
The players union (NFLPA) officially dissolved itself on Friday and is now acting as a 'professional trade association' rather than a formal union.
The NFL is expected to argue that the unions move is a 'sham' to avoid their responsibilities in bargaining for a new deal.
Should the players be granted their injunction it would force the NFL to continue business, most likely on terms similar to the most recent agreement.
(Source: Reuters)