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Archive: March, 2011

Vick co-defendant in custody

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 4:43 PM
Last June, Quanis Phillips was shot in the leg after Michael Vick’s 30th birthday party in Virginia Beach, Va. Now, he is in jail in Richmond, being held on alleged probation violations, including contact with Vick at the party that night, according to the Associated Press. Phillips was one... Read more

Union Says Losing Home Courtroom Advantage No Biggie

Monday, March 14, 2011, 4:56 PM
No David Doty? No problem, the NFL Players Association insisted Monday. Shortly after finding out that Doty, who has ruled time and time again in their favor in disputes with the league over the better part of the last 2 decades, apparently won’t be the presiding judge in its upcoming antitrust... Read more

Next step set in NFL labor fight

Monday, March 14, 2011, 1:03 PM
UPDATE: During a conference call today, the players association said there will be no talks between the sides until the court hearing. EARLIER If you thought 17 days of mediation was a long time, the wait until the next step in the legal wrangling between the NFL and the players' union could be 23... Read more

NFL Meltdown: The Lockout Begins

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 3:11 PM
The NFL lockout is upon us. This morning, the league finally got around to acknowledging that it shut down as of midnight. You can read the NFL's statement here. It will probably be weeks before the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis rules on the lockout injunction requested by the entity formerly... Read more

League's Reaction To Union Decertification

Friday, March 11, 2011, 6:08 PM
Comments from NFL executive vice-president/labor Jeff Pash after the NFL Players Association filed for decertification Friday: ``We gave them today a comprehensive, new, revised proposal that incorporated and moved further in all of the areas that we discussed over the week and where progress had... Read more

NFLPA Decertifies; Labor War Is On

Friday, March 11, 2011, 5:33 PM
The NFL Players Association filed for decertification Friday, which means the labor battle between the union and the league is headed for a courtroom. DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFLPA, said ``significant differences’’ remain between the two sides, despite a new proposal... Read more

NFLPA decertifies; no lockout yet

Friday, March 11, 2011, 5:18 PM
WASHINGTON -- The 5 p.m. deadline has passed and the NFL Players Association has announced it will decertify. The union has alerted the NFL, the 32 teams and also Judge David Doty in federal court in Minnesota. League officials have said they have not yet made a decision about declaring a lockout... Read more

Talks Teeter on Brink; Birds' Player Rep Weighs In

Friday, March 11, 2011, 8:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- Talks resumed this morning at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service amid a general air of pessimism; the NFL Network reported that the owners are prepared to make one more offer today toward resolving the deadlock on financial disclosure from the league, then shut down the process... Read more

Lurie's worth still at $1 billion

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:23 PM
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie remains in the billionaires club, according to Forbes' annual rankings of the richest people in the world. Lurie's net worth is reported as $1 billion, putting him among the 1,210 billionaires in the world (the largest number in the history of the study). Those 1,210 are... Read more

The Issue of Judge David Doty

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 11:47 AM
The NFL owners find themselves between a rock and a hard place as their frustrating negotiations with the players union creep closer to Friday’s midnight extension deadline, and more importantly, the 5 p.m. deadline for the union to decertify. The owners are asking for substantial financial... Read more
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