Unions, coaches join fight against NFL

Strikes, lockouts, Friday night NFL football … they're all in play in this antitrust case

Originally Published: October 7, 2009
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

If the U.S. Supreme Court gives the NFL what it wants, the nation will see "radical" changes in the world of sports -- more strikes, more lockouts and even a new weekend football schedule -- according to a brief filed by four players' unions representing 3,400 professional athletes.

The 52-page brief is part of the high court's consideration of American Needle Inc. v. NFL, an antitrust case that, according to most experts, could be the most significant court decision in the history of ...

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