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C-Span: American Needle vs. NFL News Conference

Jan 14, 2010

Oral arguments have just closed in the American Needle vs. NFL case. Lawyers from both sides spoke to reporters and answered questions about their presentation and the case in a news conference on the courthouse steps outside the Supreme Court in Washington DC.
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And we just uploaded the transcript of the oral arguments to DocStoc for those of you who want to read the details as presented by the two sides. (Click on the FULL SCREEN button to enlarge it for easier navigation – hit the ESC key to close. You can also click the DOWNLOAD button to save a PDF copy for printing and reading. There’s also a Menu button in the upper left corner with even more options.)
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Transcript of American Needle vs. NFL Supreme Court Hearing
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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Conrad Dobler
    January 16th, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Conrad Dobler
    The NFLPA as reported on ESPN just donated $2.5 million to Haiti Relief. Good for them for the PR. What about relief here at home?

    I respect their decision and how fast they put it together without commissioning a study of the situation.

    Conrad Dobler
    St. Louis Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills
    1972 – 1981

  2. Dave Pear
    January 16th, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Dave & Heidi Pear
    Conrad,

    You are so right! Those poor people in Haiti need ALL the help and relief as soon as possible. I feel so sorry for all their pain and suffering.

    As usual, this is good PR for the NFLPA Leadership and the NFL who donated an additional $2 million dollars. And you’re absolutely right – they didn’t even require a study or scientific evidence to prove that an earthquake actually hit Haiti.

    So why does the NFLPA Leadership and the NFL continue to “Breach their Fiduciary Duty” here at home? Too many retired players are living in a disaster zone every day of their lives with no relief in sight. Maybe when they realize that the value of doing something right with the retired players just might actually boost their ratings, they’ll finally jump at it with the same attention they give to everyone else. But I’m certainly not holding my breath waiting.

    Sincerely,
    Dave & Heidi Pear

  3. Henry Bradley
    January 17th, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    Henry Bradley
    I can certainly understand your concerns about taking care of things at home first.

    Henry Bradley
    Cleveland Browns
    1979 – 1982

  4. Henry Bradley
    January 19th, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    Henry Bradley
    I’m one of those players who has suffered for many years because the NFLPA did not fight for me. I’m in pain daily and my money was taken from me because they could. I don’t like to talk about it because it just make me angry all over again.

    What I need to do to get my money? It seem like when people see the worst that’s when they will help. bradley9191@verizon.net

    To learn more about me go to thekardickids.com and read some of the quotes – be sure to read the quote by Matt Miller on the last page.

    Henry Bradley
    Cleveland Browns
    1979 – 1982

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