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NFL to judge: No grounds to stop lockout

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The 57-page filing was filled with references and quotes from players, accusing them and the NFLPA of disbanding whenever it served their purposes at the bargaining table. "We decertified so that we could fight them from locking us out and go back to work," Jeff Saturday, the NFLPA vice president, said in a radio interview the day after the March 11 decertification, according to the court filing. "And we feel like ... we can still negotiate this anytime you want." According to the filing, NFLPA president Kevin Mawae said in a Sept. 29 interview that decertification was an "ace in our sleeve" that worked in the late 1980s in favor of the players. "It's been a part of the union strategy since I've been in the league," Mawae said. The league also cited comments from Baltimore Ravens receiver Derrick Mason nine days before the union dissolved. "So are we a union? Per se, no. But we're still going to act as if we are one," Mason, an NFLPA player representative, said on March 2, according to the court filing." I don't have a law degree, nor completely understand the nonsensical legal system at times, but I at least have the common sense to know that the owner's brief sounds logical.
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