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NFLPA lawyers wielding too much power?

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08:00 AM ET 07.05 | Quite a bit of legalese is wrapped around the idea, but some believe the NFLPA's lead attorneys are becoming a destructive force -- on purpose. [What] has become clear is Jeffrey Kessler and Jim Quinn are wielding far too much power, and they are using that power, in my opinion, to push their own agendas instead of the agendas of the players. ... Owners believe -- and I think they're correct -- the two men want to delay a settlement as long as possible so they can propel the Brady antitrust lawsuit to the brink. If this happened, an entire season would likely be lost and the sport plunged into chaos. Once that occurred, the players could push for an antitrust verdict in their favor that could reach billions. If this happened, the players would then own a part of the NFL.

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July 5, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Bent pieces can hurt.

July 5, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Lawyers mucking up the process. Unheard of!

July 5, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Breaking News! Lawyers suck! Stop the presses!

Hey, everyone involved can't be a choir boy.

July 5, 2011  08:24 AM ET

This is what everybody with a sound mind was warning about at the outset of this fiasco. When the lawyers come in, the civility and levelmindedness leave - and it ends being about football.

July 5, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Let's hang Goodell!

July 5, 2011  08:38 AM ET

"If this happened, the players would then own a part of the NFL."


And I'm sure some of them are salivating at that.

... of course, if this drags on too long, there might not even be an NFL anymore...

July 5, 2011  08:47 AM ET

the lawyers don't care about the players or if they ever play football again , they jus want to make themselfs look like the kingpins in this whole mess and they only care about making them a bunch of money (fot the lawyers that is)

July 5, 2011  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Let's hang Goodell!

then hang the Lawyers

July 5, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Breaking News! Lawyers suck! Stop the presses!Hey, everyone involved can't be a choir boy.

Not everyone involved has to act like a parasite either....

July 5, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

then hang the Lawyers

And then the spammers.

July 5, 2011  08:57 AM ET

this is real simple. it is far easier to replace players than owners in the league. everyone in this country has been hit hard by the economy. the lawyers will lose site of this and have a scorched earth policy to get their side a victory.......then none of us win.

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July 5, 2011  09:23 AM ET

I said it months ago, once the lawyers get involved no one wins, not the owners, not the players,all the money they are fighting over will go to Lawyer fees. It is definitely in the lawyers interest to draw this out as long as possible , create as much animosity between the sides, and file as many suits in as many courts as possible. Even after the CBA they will be reaping (raping) both sides tying up loose ends. The Judge in Minneapolis warned both sides they would not like the courts settlement. (that started these present negotiations)

July 5, 2011  09:26 AM ET

What do you call 100 sky diving lawyers? ****.

July 5, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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Can's say ****? As in the sport, **** shooting?

You know, where you have a shotgun and you shoot at little clay disks that get shot from a big rubber band.

July 5, 2011  09:34 AM ET
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Can's say ****? As in the sport, **** shooting?

Apparently not, but we can say "Failed".

July 5, 2011  09:35 AM ET

Lawyers can eventually make anybody look good (or at least better). Pretty soon Goodell and the owners won't be as disgusting.

July 5, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

What do you call 100 sky diving lawyers? ****.

Popular. If they don't have parachutes.

July 5, 2011  09:36 AM ET

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

--Shakespeare, Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2

 
July 5, 2011  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

--Shakespeare, Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2

Bill had it right...

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