Vikings players attend NFL antitrust ...

Vikings players attend NFL antitrust hearing in St. Paul

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 6, 2011, titled Vikings players attend NFL antitrust hearing in St. Paul. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Minnesota Vikings players Brian Robison and Ben Leber are among five plaintiffs attending today's federal antitrust hearing at the federal courthouse in downtown St.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at TwinCities.com.

punt this

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Apr 6, 2011
Wow! Talk about a waste of the court's time in regards to a bunch of money-hungry players and owners! It would serve BOTH the players and the owners right NOT to have a season in 2011!
wtf

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 6, 2011
Hummers, bling and ho's are expensive!

Since: Apr 10

Anytown, USA

#3 Apr 6, 2011
<The players want Nelson to force the NFL to reopen and implement some type of free-agency system until a new collective-bargaining agreement is reached.>

Well, let's see... The Players Association de-certified itself, meaning there is NO COLLECTIVE to bargain with. They revert to the individual contracts that the individual players had previously signed. Those without contracts currently in effect are now de-facto free agents. It's amazing how easy it is to understand these things when you take the lawyers out of the equation.
Mr blaw

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 6, 2011
Who really cares, what would your life be without dumb black and white boys hitting each other until their soon to be old fat bodies break down and they die of a heart attack. the NFL exsperence needs to end and america needs to focus on whats more important in life.
Strike Eagle

Overland Park, KS

#5 Apr 6, 2011
Mr blaw wrote:
Who really cares, what would your life be without dumb black and white boys hitting each other until their soon to be old fat bodies break down and they die of a heart attack. the NFL exsperence needs to end and america needs to focus on whats more important in life.
True, lets all focus on dropping bombs on dumb brown Lybians instead.
Politically Incorrect

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Apr 6, 2011
""Judge urges mediation for NFL and players"
"Otherwise, she'll issue decision in antitrust case in 'couple of weeks'""

If the judge had any balls, oops... U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson.
Well come on judge, make a ruling.
Peter

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 7, 2011
This judge sides with big money and big government no matter what the facts. The palyers are screwed.
purplehaze1

St. John's, Canada

#9 Apr 7, 2011
want a quick resolution?...lockout the lawyers...GO VIKES!!!
earthling

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Apr 7, 2011
I look forward NOT to watching the NFL this year. Life will go on, happily!
sugaree

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Apr 7, 2011
as much as the press wants to play labor lawyers and shill for the players union, as a fan the last thing you want is the players to get control of the business. if that happens trust me it will suck. Also the last thing i want to see is a judge from Minnesota with a name like "Susan Nelson" deciding the fate and future of pro football.
football fanfool

Anonymous Proxy

#12 Apr 7, 2011
Gosh, I hope these football players get it all worked out soon!

I got nothing else going on in my life.......'cept strangling small animals in my basement......
hmmm

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Apr 7, 2011
"All of these players are being affected every day by being locked out," Quinn told Nelson. "Some are out of jobs, they can't find jobs or they don't know if they'll ever make a team and have a career in the NFL."

I thought they all (majority) of them had college degrees from places like, LSU, Miami, UW, Ohio, Notre Dame, Boston College, Flroida State etc?

Shouldn't they be able to get a job with all of thier learning and degrees?
greedy vs greedy

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Apr 7, 2011
I hope they settle so the Vikings stadium can get everyones' full inattention.

In terms of creative financing, why don't the trade unions contribute to a new stadium fund? Read on:

AFL-CIO donates $50M to Riverside
Nearly $50 million has been committed to the Riverside renovation project.

2011 / 02 / 23 section

The AFL-CIO union donated almost $50 million to the rehabilitation project of Riverside Plaza.

The investment will help modernize 1,303 housing units and create about 635 union construction jobs — the reason for AFL-CIO’s donation, according to a press release.

The rehabilitation project is "massive," said Fredda Scobey, executive director of Riverside Plaza Tenant Association.

While the project itself is inconvenient at times, Scobey says it will be great for tenants.

"It’s going to preserve low-income housing for low-income folks and protect our immigrant community," Scobey said.

Construction began Feb. 1 on the $132 million revitalization project. Some tenants have had to move during the construction process.

Tenants had the option to break their leases and find other housing while the project is underway, but many remained, Scobey said.

Scobey said the donation by AFL-CIO is "huge and wonderful." She believes Sherman Associates, owners of the Riverside Properties, support unions.

The AFL-CIO gift comes after Google Inc. said it would give $28 million to the project earlier this month.
advanced studies

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Apr 7, 2011
hmmm wrote:
"All of these players are being affected every day by being locked out," Quinn told Nelson. "Some are out of jobs, they can't find jobs or they don't know if they'll ever make a team and have a career in the NFL."
I thought they all (majority) of them had college degrees from places like, LSU, Miami, UW, Ohio, Notre Dame, Boston College, Flroida State etc?
Shouldn't they be able to get a job with all of thier learning and degrees?
Underwater Basket Weaving

History of Hip Hop

Care and Repair of Bling

Sports as Entertainment
rebel

Hodgenville, KY

#17 Apr 7, 2011
I am really afraid for this upcoming season in Pro football. The union gave the owners the club to harm them if they so choose by decertifying their union. The NFL could bust the union at this point by disolving the NFL and reform as NL of football. They have the stadiums, the team colors, and the fan base. They could declare the new league a non union league. I am afraid they will do this and lose the entire season if pushed back in a corner much further. Come on guys there is enough money to be had. Settle now!
tbrown

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Apr 7, 2011
nfl football....3 1/2 hours. 60 minutes of playing time on the clock leaves 2 1/2 hours of commercials. even then the clock is running while they are in the huddle. millionaires suing billionaires...i stopped watching this garbage years ago. never looked back.
Stadium Issues Too

United States

#19 Apr 7, 2011
Every Minnesota County should be included to pay taxes for this club of greedy loosers, when it goes into affect (And It Will). If any County does not, then anyone who lives in that County should Not be able to buy tickets or attend the games. Why should Ramsey County be the only County to get stuck with this tax. There are many people who live in Ramsey County who don't even like football, and would never go to a game.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Brian Robison Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Brian Robison keeps belief in Vikings going int... May '17 Keep phartz 4
News Vikings DE Danielle Hunter one of the 'Top 25 u... (Jan '17) Feb '17 MeasurablePharts 9
News So how far behind are the Vikings at offensive ... (Jan '16) Jan '16 Fart news 2
News Vikings Excited About Develeopment Of DE Scott ... (May '15) Jun '15 Spielman 24
News Vikings rookie LB Barr making big impression (Oct '14) Oct '14 Spieltard 3
News Vikings' Brian Robison wonders if players 'chec... (Oct '14) Oct '14 Ian 2
News Demise of a defense: Heyday is over for Tampa 2 (Sep '14) Sep '14 Josh McDaniels 1
More from around the web