Report: NFL union ponders decertifying
The NFL Players Association is handing out voting cards to the players that could lead to decertification of the union.
A person familiar with the union's plans tells The Associated Press that players from all 32 teams will be asked to consider decertification, which could prevent the owners from locking out the players after the collective bargaining agreement expires in March.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the union has not announced its plans.
Should the union decertify, it could have the right to sue the league under antitrust laws if the players are locked out.
The story was first reported by the Sports Business Journal.