The NFLPA's power play: Cease to exist

When the union decertifies, as it will shortly, the landscape will change dramatically

Originally Published: March 2, 2011
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

The expiration of the collective bargaining agreement that governs the NFL arrives at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, and the players' union is about to decertify. The NFLPA's decision to end its existence as a labor organization could come at any moment. The union's decision and its timing raise significant questions about the relationship between the players and the owners, as well as the status of the NFL's 2011 season. Here are some of the questions and their answers:

The players and ...

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