Leading NFL Players Discuss CBA Talks In Media Conference Call
NFL Players trade association leaders Kevin Mawae, Saints QB Drew Brees and Colts C Jeff Saturday held a conference call with the media today to refute what they said was misinformation and false reporting about the NFL CBA talks, including how close they were to a deal before the union decertified and the league locked players out. "The fact is they asked for $1.66 billion over four years with no financial justification to back that up," said Brees, a member of the group’s Exec Committee.
Brees is one of nine active NFL players named plaintiffs in a lawsuit in federal court Friday asking a judge to issue an injunction against the lockout. This morning U.S. District Court Judge Susan Nelson ordered that the hearing be held on April 6. Brees said players were not concerned that Nelson was hearing the case instead of U.S. District Court Judge David Doty, who has ruled in favor of the players in a number of instances in previous cases against the NFL. The case "is about the facts and the law and we believe those are on our side," Brees said.
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