Others have ably pointed out the difference between what might or might not be "legal" and what has been negotiated in a CBA. Given the Appeals Court precedent in the Brady case, only the Supreme Court of the US could establish now that the NFL is in the business of establishing "its own brand of industrial justice." Now it's Jerruh's turn to bend over for the good of "the 32." The only way this ends is if the NFLPA has the intestinal fortitude to undertake a long work stoppage. Are the Players willing to sit out long enough that it starts to erode the value of "The Shield" and the 32 franchises? Since that would take losing all or most of a season, I doubt it. The owners' pockets are a lot deeper, so my money is on them.