future of the funk
- Apr 8, 2004
- Reaction score
- Colorado Springs
The 8th Circuit Court has just ruled the NFL lockout to be legal, according to the NFL Network and Albert Breer.
While this ruling was expected and therefore does not end the current players strike, I believe it is significant because the organization formerly known as the NFLPA has now even less leverage with the NFL than it may have hoped. If the lockout had been lifted, then players would be able to practice and have contact with their coaches and the DeMaurice Smith (Union Boss) would have (according to his past thinking) felt that players’ careers would be in less jeopardy since they would be training and preparing.