Brady Agrees to Be Head Plaintiff Against Owners

Ian Logue
March 03, 2011 at 05:07pm ET

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The Boston Herald reported on Thursday that while Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may be close with owner Robert Kraft, it looks like we may have an interesting situation about to go down.

Brady is joining other big names including Peyton Manning and Drew Brees as the battle looks set to begin between the players and owners. (PHOTO:Icon/SMI)
According to the Herald's Ron Borges, Brady has agreed to be a lead plaintiff in the union’s anti-trust case against the NFL if the union decertifies, citing a source close to the on-going negotiations.

For fans that means that Brady will join up with other big names in the battle between the players and the owners, including Peyton Manning and Drew Brees in a labor battle that appears to be looming should there be no Collective Bargaining Agreement before tonight's deadline.

It's well documented that both Brady and Kraft have a great relationship, and while the two won't exactly be "facing off", it's still a bad situation. However, as we know "it's a business", and the differences between the two sides appear to be such that there may be a work stoppage on the way until they figure it out.

Needless to say this could be an ugly PR battle that one would have to believe the owners don't want, and if things continue - it appears we're in for a tough road ahead until this is worked out.