- I talk about the CBA.
I say that the NFL has locked out the players.
As it turns out, that's not true - not yet anyway. It seems the most likely course of action, but it is possible that the owners won't lock out the players.
So I was listening to a couple of minutes of the Dolphins-produced
radio show and the host suggested there is a scenario where the owners
DON'T lock out the players, and free agency starts!
And I sat there somewhat incredulous. Maybe that's true. But the
players are still a group involved with a professional organization
(not a union anymore!). I doubt very seriously that they would
violate the 'trust' of their peers and sign a contract with a team,
knowing full well the owners win in that case - and that when a CBA is
reached, those contracts are subject to review because they were
handled during what amounts to a work stoppage.