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Union chief: NFL claim will stand up

Updated: May 27, 2012, 10:49 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- NFL players union chief DeMaurice Smith says his group's claim of collusion will stand up in court.

The NFL Players Association claimed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Wednesday that the 32 teams had a secret salary cap in place during the uncapped 2010 season, and that it cost players at least $1 billion in wages.

"Cartels do what cartels will do when left unchecked," Smith said Thursday outside union headquarters. "The facts justify the complaint."

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