NFL Players Lose Fight Over 2010 Salary Cap Collusion
By Jonathan Randles
Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 3:44 PM ET) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Monday dismissed the NFL Players' Association's claims that the league and team owners conspired to set secret salary caps during the uncapped 2010 season, ruling players waived their legal claims as part of the parties' new collective bargaining agreement.
The NFLPA filed a petition in May contending the owners violated a 1993 settlement, which governed labor negotiations with team owners, by agreeing amongst themselves to limit players' salaries to $123 million per club in 2010. Team salaries were to be unrestricted...