“For the first time since 1987, the National League Football has officially entered a work stoppage.
It came with a whimper.
As of 12:33 a.m. ET, the league hasn’t released a statement on the matter. (The collective bargaining agreement ran out at midnight.) NFL Network did announce on air, however, that the owners have imposed a lockout on the players, and NFL.com also has a story on it.
The start of the lockout will set off a number of legal maneuvers. The players have gone to court in an effort to block the lockout.
They have filed an antitrust lawsuit — officially known as Brady et al vs. National Football League et al. The owners are expected to try to prove that the NFLPA’s decertification is a sham. That argument could have problems.” Image source FULL STORY