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NFL Lockout Watch, Day 21: Players Seek Damages From NFL TV Deals
Published April 1, 2011
PLAYERS' REQUESTS: The players are asking that the NFL be enjoined from receiving the $4B, as well as millions of dollars, that the players’ brief states the NFL "left on the table" in ‘09 and ‘10 in the renegotiation of the television contracts. The brief also asks for punitive damages, at least three times the amount of the actual damages. However the amount of the damages that the NFL players are asking for were redacted, as many of the details in the case are still under a court seal. This case is separate from the Tom Brady v. the NFL case, which is asking that another judge in the U.S. District Court in St. Paul grant an injunction to stop a lockout. Kessler, who is also class counsel to the players in the Brady case, said, "In the Brady case, we hope to stop the lockout. You can see a common theme here. This is all about bringing back football."