Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, NFL, Players, Free agency, Restrictions, Lawsuits, Collective bargaining
National Football League; Collective bargaining; Free agents (Sports); Verdicts; Damages
Over the past three months an antitrust suit was before a jury of eight women in a Minneapolis Federal Court. Eight players brought suit against the National Football League claiming that the Plan B free agency system was illegal.The verdict rendered last week ruled Plan B too restrictive and awarded four of the players considerable damages, while leaving the NFL to pay the legal fees for both sides. These fees are in excess of $10M. Other matters of free agency arising from the decision are yet to be ruled upon by the judge.
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College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "NFL: Some Labor History" (1992). On Sport and Society. 344.