• September 27, 2022

Are NFLPA Lawyers Kessler & Quinn Holding Up Negotiations?

CBS Sports Mike Freeman and ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio are pointing their fingers at NFLPA lawyers Jeffrey Kessler and Jim Quinn as the top two reasons the NFL owners and players don’t have a deal done and aren’t closer to getting one done.

Freeman has sources that told him Kessler and Quinn have done a good job of fighting for the players union, but recently they’ve been going too far.

“the NFLPA lawyers, I’m told, have been recently picking stupid fights over petty technical issues and arguing over who is going to pay for retiree benefits when the league has offered a fair 50-50 split. All of these arguments have delayed the negotiating process.”

Freeman thinks that NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith should pull rank on Kessler and Quinn and make them tone down their distracting arguments. Like most of the NFL owners, the CBS sportswriters believes Kessler and Quinn want to delay the working out of an agreement until a ruling is made by the 8th Distrtict Court.

Florio had been pointing his fingers at Kessler and Quinn for a while now and accusing them of holding up the negotiation process.

If Smith is going to pull the plug on his lawyers, this week would be the time to do it because it seems both sides are eager to get deal done now in order to avoid seeing games canceled in the upcoming season.


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July 5, 2011 12:56 pm

Judging by this picture these jerks think its funny. You think somethings funny jerks?Im disgusted.

Petty arguments are for teenagers working out there problems.

July 5, 2011 1:32 pm

Lawyers screwing up negotiation – -who knew? Wonder how the 600 free agents will feel if they loose significant income if this goes too much farther.

July 5, 2011 2:04 pm

Who would have though a “German” and an “Irishman” would hold up America’s favorite Sport….

Paulman’s Top 5 German Football PLayers of All-Time
Chuck Bednarick, Dick Butkus,Sonny Jurgensen, Ray Nitzche,Roger Staubach

Paulman’s Top 5 Irish Football Players of All-Time
Tommy McDonald, Jim McMahon, Paul McFadden,Shaun O’Hara,&
Harold Carmichael…

anderson silva
anderson silva
July 5, 2011 10:27 pm

If I thought I had a shot at a piece of a 12 trillion dollar judgement against the league, I’d be trying to tie the negotiations up in knots as long as humanly possible. That would let my case have time to make it to a judgement, then I would have the dough to buy my own team.I am not surprised that the attorneys for the NFLPA* are trying to do so, it is just good business.

July 6, 2011 1:10 am

@ anderson silva. You nailed it silva. I read all the way down and found no one had mentioned the “moola angle” and was preparing to post on it and then I got to your post. It’s all about GREED. Not the player’s greed. Not the owner’s greed. The god..m attorney’s greed.

July 6, 2011 1:14 am

You guys gotta understand something, the longer this $#!t drags out the more money these a$$ clowns make. That’s why they’re laughing. Laughing all the way to the bank. They don’t have the players interests at heart. The sooner the players realize it, the better. D. Smith is still making a ton of money from this farce. The players are gonna lose no matter what. Us the fans don’t lose any monetary value, but our off season fun has been taken away. F^@K all of those greedy ba$tard$!

July 6, 2011 1:20 am

As my Grandfather always said, the only good lawyer, is a dead lawyer. For example look at those F^@kers that represented Casey Anthony & got her off, for killing her beautiful baby. They should all rot in hell, the lawyers, her & her entire family.
I apologize for getting off topic. Needed to vent!

July 6, 2011 10:35 am

Lot’s of blame goes to the Prosecution team who didn’t have their case buttoned down tight.. When charging someone with a Capitol Murder 1 Charge in where a Guilty Verdict can then become “Death Sentence”, You better leave no shred of doubt or allow distractions to become the focus of the Case. If they went for a lessor charge (like a Manslaughter charge) they could have lowered the Burden of Proof to get a conviction but going for a Capitol 1 Charge built on circumstantial evidence in hindsight was a mistake by the Prosecutors office
There was never was a time line of when the Child went missing or was killed, No direct connection of Casey Anthony to a crime scene, and really no motive was ever really established… This Casey Anthony had her Parents and Nanny able to watch her daughter all the time so stating that it was putting a cramp on her social life just doesn’t add up since her Parents and Nanny watched and took care of the Child most of the time to begin with…
I think Casey Anthony was a terrible mother and had something or knowledge about the death of her child,, whether by accident or foul play or something.. I also think Casey’s Mother also knows what happened and that the Dad also had something to do with it.. (Her Dad was a Sherrif correct..) Bottom line, the Anthony Defense did a good enough job of distracting and placing enough doubt in the Prosecution’s Case, which is their job, in trying to protect their Client.. I hope the Authorities continue to work on the case to find out what really happened so that this child gets some type of justice but this case will probably end up like a lot of these high-profile cases in which the truth never comes out (OJ Simpson case,the Joan Benet Ramsey case,Nicole Smith’s case, on and on.)

July 6, 2011 6:26 pm

Your right Paul. But me being a Police officer, it sickens me. But I see it all the time.

July 6, 2011 10:12 pm

Believe me DDCar,
As a Parent and just a concerned Citizen, I would have loved the jury to find her Guilty on all Charges, but I think the Prosecution/Investigation/DA’s Office did not live up to it’s repsonsibility and failed to prove without any reasonable doubt of her Anthony’s Guilt on the 3 most serious charges .