Well, now things are about to get ugly.
The NFLPA applied for decertification Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. ET, following an ultimatum issued by NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith issued just an hour before that the NFL released ten years worth of audited financial statements.
Both sides seemed to expect to get to this point, yet it’s still jarring and depressing for NFL fans. An Antitrust lawsuit in Minnesota seems likely to follow.
There was significant progress at the negotiating table on Friday, but negotiations are basically going to end now. We’re headed to the courtrooms. Sigh.