The Complaint does not seem to be very well drafted. He is claiming that the restrictions are a group boycott (i.e., an illegal conspiracy among competitors), but only the NFL is named as a defendant -- if he is alleging a conspiracy, I would have thought he'd name each NFL club as a defendant too. In the end, though, I guess this will turn on whether the collective bargaining exemption is found to apply.
The CBA is between the NFLPA and the NFL, not each team.
At the least it should have been the NFL and NFLPA. The worse his complaint is drafter the better as far as I'm concerned. Teenagers are bad for professional sports. And as a former manager who's planning on managing again I fear court rulings that limit an employer's ability to screen his employees as he sees fit.
posted on 09/23/2003 1:09:18 PM PDT
(just a tuna sandwich from another catering service)
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