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NFLPA gets hearing before appeals court in collusion case

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ST. LOUIS (AP)

A court hearing Tuesday will address a claim by the NFL Players Association that the league colluded to set a secret salary cap in 2010.

Representatives from the NFL and the NFLPA will have 20 minutes each to argue before a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The NFLPA is appealing a ruling by U.S. District Judge David Doty in Minneapolis rejecting the union's attempt to reopen the Reggie White lawsuit that served as the basis for league labor matters from 1993 until the new collective bargaining agreement in 2011.

The union alleged owners used a covert cap to hold down salaries in the uncapped 2010 season. The players sought at least $4 billion in damages.

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