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NFL Lockout: From Whence Will Come Resolution?

SB Nation's Charlie Wilmoth has taken a look at some scenarios for a resolution to the ongoing lockout in the NFL, which is now seriously jeopardizing the beginning of the season and especially the exhibition season, which is supposed to begin with the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio between the Chicago Bears and the St.Louis Rams on August 7.

In his story, Wilmoth contends that an agreement might come from either the bargaining table or in the courtroom.

However, there is a sticking point which has just come up, and that is a class-action complaint brought by former NFL players.

Via SB Nation writer Shaun Al-Shatti's story on this issue:

The complaint says that the current players and the association, with the N.F.L., "are conspiring to depress the amounts of pension and disability benefits to be paid to former N.F.L. players in order to maximize the salaries and benefits to current N.F.L. players."

With exhibition season due to begin in 32 days, we will see how this latest fly in the ointment will impact getting the 2011 season salvaged and started

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