Let the Posturing Begin

Dec 8, 2011

You would think that the NFLPA would have learned by now that any time they let attorney Jeffrey Kessler into a lawsuit, they may as well count on things taking longer and costing more. In case there are still some of you out there who aren’t familiar with Kessler, he represented the NFLPA in the Player’s Inc. lawsuit when retired players sued the union and their “Licensing Arm” for past video game royalties that the Union had intentionally defrauded from its players for years. Kessler and his firm were paid handsomely for losing the case that awarded $28 million+ in royalties and damages awarded to the players. And his brilliant answer to losing the case before then-newly-appointed Executive Director DeMaurice Smith (and white collar crime attorney) decided to settle the case? Appeal.
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So then Kessler gets into the middle of the NBA lockout to “represent” the players and that drags into basketball season. Here’s a recent article from ProFootball Talk that pretty much sums up what everyone thinks of Kessler: Click HERE.
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The question we have to ask is: What have they got to hide? Or more to the point: What does Kessler personally have to hide? In any problem, you’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem. We think Kessler and his group ARE the problem.
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So last week on Dec. 2nd after much posturing from both sides, Judge Susan Nelson allowed a Motion to seal all further filings and proceedings in the current class action suits filed against the NFLPA, Tom Brady, Mike Vrabel and DeMaurice Smith.
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We’ve uploaded Judge Nelson’s order along with the pleadings from both sides to Scribd for easy viewing and to make it downloadable for printing.) Shawn Stuckey’s detailed arguments and the attached Exhibits make for some good reading. Great job, Shawn!) You can also click the Enlarge icon in the center of the menu at the bottom of the viewing screen to go Full Screen for easier reading (and just hit the ESC key to close):
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Order Granting Motion to Seal
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Defendant’s Notice of Motion for Protective Order to File Under Seal
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Defendant’s Motion for Protective Order to File Under Seal
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Defendant’s Memo ISO Motion for Protective Order to File Under Seal
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And Shawn Stuckey’s Declaration with Attachments:
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Shawn Stuckey Declaration With Attachments
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One Response so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Gordon Wright
    December 8th, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    Gordon Wright - NY Jets

    We all came to America on ships and we are all in the same boat now.

    We should all vote Commisioner Roger Goodell and Aiello his right hand man and Art Shell his left hand man go Coach the Philadelphia Eagles into a winning team for all the paying Fans. Owner Jeffrey Lurie ignored my letter to him. He cannot allow his losing seasons to continue until he pays me for the 1968 season in order for me to get my NFL Pension that I earned. Period.

    Gordon Wright
    Philadelphia Eagles & New York Jets
    1967 – 1970