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NFL Players’ Union Talks Break Down

Just as Wisconsin begins to move on, a new labor battle unravels: Talks between the NFL and its players’ union broke down Friday, leading many to speculate the NFL could lock out the players by Saturday morning. The players filed to decertify the union, according to officials on both sides of the dispute, which ended the negotiations. The dispute can now head to court, as the football players can file antitrust legislation against the owners. Attorneys for the players have reportedly already lined up Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Drew Bees as litigants. At the heart of the dispute is how to divide the NFL’s $9 billion in annual revenue in a new labor pact—and the players have insisted on financial statements to back up the owners’ demands.