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Drew Brees Could Lead Case Against NFL Lockout, If CBA Extension Doesn't Work

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints could be called upon to flex his legal skills, potentially serving as one of the NFLPA’s lead plaintiffs if the NFL does elect to enforce a lockout. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady would be his courtroom associates in the reported scenario.

It might actually happen, as even though the NFL and NFLPA will postpone the collective bargaining agreement’s expiration by 24 hours, both sides remain very far apart.

Ordinarily Atlanta Falcons fans would squawk at being represented in court by a member of the New Orleans Saints, but it’s really, really hard not to like Brees. Besides, his function would be mainly PR anyway. He’s not a lawyer, people. The whole thinking behind putting popular players in suits on TV, however, would be this: do you really think the general public would side with Jerry Richardson in a courtroom battle against America’s sweetheart?

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