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NFL Players Leave Plaintiffs Hanging

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Dear NFL players, good luck the next time you want to sue the NFL owners to protect your rights and the money you make. Based on how you just treated the named plaintiffs in the Tom Brady(notes) et al v. the NFL antitrust lawsuit – you know, the guys who stuck their necks out for the rest of the players – nobody else is ever going to want to do that again.

Certainly not a prominent player, not a star. Certainly not a player whose mere presence might show that your “union” (and, by extension, all of you) is actually powerful. Then again, this is why when it comes to the business of the NFL, players are sheep and not...

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