New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reportedly agrees to be named as plaintiff if players sue NFL

Published: Thursday, March 03, 2011, 4:54 PM     Updated: Thursday, March 03, 2011, 5:17 PM


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drew_brees_labor.jpgNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reportedly will be a named plaintiffs in the NFLPA’s class-action suit, if it comes to that.

quarterback Drew Brees has reportedly agreed to join a high-profile list of plaintiffs if the NFL’s players choose to file an antitrust suit against the league. Several media outlets, , have reported that Brees will join Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Patriots guard Logan Mankins as named plaintiffs in the class-action suit, if it comes to that. There would be nine named plaintiffs, according to ESPN.

The players union has not taken steps toward decertification and a possible lawsuit yet, though, as the players and owners have agreed to a 24-hour extension in their labor talks.

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