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The Supreme Court Drops The Ball In The N.F.L. Player Dispute, Eric E. Bell Jan 1991

The Supreme Court Drops The Ball In The N.F.L. Player Dispute, Eric E. Bell

Cleveland State Law Review

The purpose of this article is to offer guidance to courts and attorneys faced with the issue of determining the point in time that the non-statutory labor exemption terminates in the context of NFL labor relations and to propose a system of free agency which might ease this conflict between the League and players. To that end, this article begins by exploring the history of player relations in the NFL, the development of the Union and the subsequent collective bargaining agreements between the Players Association and the League. This is followed by an in-depth analysis of Powell v. NFL and ...


The Supreme Court Drops The Ball In The N.F.L. Player Dispute, Eric E. Bell Jan 1991

The Supreme Court Drops The Ball In The N.F.L. Player Dispute, Eric E. Bell

Cleveland State Law Review

The purpose of this article is to offer guidance to courts and attorneys faced with the issue of determining the point in time that the non-statutory labor exemption terminates in the context of NFL labor relations and to propose a system of free agency which might ease this conflict between the League and players. To that end, this article begins by exploring the history of player relations in the NFL, the development of the Union and the subsequent collective bargaining agreements between the Players Association and the League. This is followed by an in-depth analysis of Powell v. NFL and ...