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Doty to players' rescue again

Posted on: March 1, 2011 10:09 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2011 10:09 pm
Well, at least Judge Doty is consistent. Once again, he rules against NFL owners, and this time he's hit them where it hurts.

That would be their wallets, which will be considerably lighter if this ruling holds up. I don't see how Doty's decision can be considered anything but a setback for owners who were counting on $4 billion in payments from the networks. Yeah, I know the league plans to appeal, and I also know owners say this won't affect their stance in negotiatons -- but how can it not have an impact?

"Today's ruling will have no effect on our efforts to negotiate a new, balanced labor agreement," said an NFL spokesman.

I don't buy it. I say it does have an effect. It makes owners realize how much both sides can lose here. It also makes them realize they don't want to keep dealing with Judge Doty. 
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