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12-22-2012, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho T View Post
The NFL got to court and the players lost.
No they didn't. The Owners and players signed a new CBA before any of the cases actually went to court. The only court related issue the Owners "won" was getting the specific injunction that lifted the NFL lockout overturned on appeal. The courts never ruled on the legality of the lockout.

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If they go to court and lose they are in the weakest position ever and the NHL willl lowball the hell out of them for taking it to court and the players will have to accept.
If they go to court and win they get 3x the normal damages they would be owed because it is an anti-trust case. All it will take for the players to bend the Owners over is a single pro union decision to be held up upon appeal. Because that decision will become the basis for every single lawsuit that follows.

For the Owners to win in court they would need a clean sweep, because any pro-union judgement will provide give the players the precedent they need to bankrupt them.

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