Originally Posted by kirklandrules
Hmmm, not sure this is about individual lawsuites filed by the players. The NFL used the argument that the players were unionized to avoid anti-trust laws. If the players are no longer unionized, the NFL can no long claim they are within those anti-trust laws. Now you have the federal gov't pushing the league to measures that demonstrate a level playing field for the players to negotiate with the league. So the league will have to determine which is worse for their business: the gov't or the union. Personally, I'd rather negotiate with the NFLPA than with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank and the Obama administration.
It's not necessarily about individual lawsuits, they want to decertify thinking that will avoid a lockout. If the owners still lockout, their only recourse is individual lawsuits.