NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Titans players have voted
unanimously to give the NFL Players Association the option of
decertifying in the event of a lockout next year.
More than half the teams in the NFL have approved the course of
action for the union.
The Titans became the latest to vote Tuesday.
Decertification would give the union a chance to sue under
antitrust laws if there is a lockout. Without decertification, the
union would have to wait six months to file a suit after the
collective bargaining agreement expired.
This is the last year of the league's collective bargaining
agreement, and NFL owners are expected to lock out players if no
new deal is reached, possibly as soon as March.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)