The NFL players have sent a letter to the NFL requestion mediation. It could be the first sign following the court hearing that the two sides will begin to work together and move forward towards an agreement. Here is a copy of the letter the players sent to the NFL:
Dear Judge Nelson:
We are writing in response to the Court’s suggestion that the parties engage the serves of the federal court in Minnesota in an effort to mediate and settle the current litigation. We take your comments regarding protecting the parties position to heart. As class counsel on behalf of the Brady class, we think this is an excellent suggestion and are prepared to engage in such mediation without delay.
Our agreement is, of course, contingent on the NFL defendants’ agreement that they will not attempt to use this, our willingness to mediate, against the Brady class in some way, for example by arguing that such mediation efforts constitute “collective bargaining” or otherwise arise out of a “labor relationship.”
Very Truly Yours,
Barbara P. Berens.
[HT: CBS Sports]