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Force Majeure and the Seahawks
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:42 am
  • I was reading Russell Wilson's comments on his concern over camps opening, player safety and the safety of his pregnant wife.

    https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/ ... RaC5ewm52s

    With the NFL having no force majeure in contracts, could they be opening camps knowing there will not be a season? If players do not feel safe will they show up for camp? If they don't, will they get paid? Is this a clever trick by owners to get the results of force majeure without having it in the contracts?

    Will the Seahawks play this season? Will they get paid?
    Last edited by MO Hawk on Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Force Majeure and the Seahawks
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:08 pm
  • Does Force Majeure need to be in a contract or is the term self defining? I say the later. What have the courts done in the past?

    I’m not a lawyer or judge but force majeure may be implied in all contracts from the old common law days, hence the term.
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Re: Force Majeure and the Seahawks
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:03 pm
  • Lots of thoughts here on the virus etc. But my post was more about the season and if it takes place and also if players get full or prorated pay.

    One of the other sports (MLB?) had the Force Majeure clause which protected owners in situations like this.

    I think this is going to turn into a mess with lots of litigation.
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Re: Force Majeure and the Seahawks
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:00 pm
  • Two posts were deleted on here because they dared to challenge current thinking? Jesus what happened to this place...
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  • I was reading Russell Wilson's comments on his concern over camps opening, player safety and the safety of his pregnant wife.

    https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/ ... RaC5ewm52s

    With the NFL having no force majeure in contracts, could they be opening camps knowing there will not be a season? If players do not feel safe will they show up for camp? If they don't, will they get paid? Is this a clever trick by owners to get the results of force majeure without having it in the contracts?

    Will the Seahawks play this season? Will they get paid?
    Last edited by MO Hawk on Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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  • 12th Dimension: Does Force Majeure need to be in a contract or is the term self defining? I say the later. What have the courts done in the past?

    I’m not a lawyer or judge but force majeure may be implied in all contracts from the old common law days, hence the term.


    MO Hawk : Lots of thoughts here on the virus etc. But my post was more about the season and if it takes place and also if players get full or prorated pay.
    One of the other sports (MLB?) had the Force Majeure clause which protected owners in situations like this.
    I think this is going to turn into a mess with lots of litigation.





    therealjohncarlson: Two posts were deleted on here because they dared to challenge current thinking? Jesus what happened to this place...



    I'm guessing because the mods deleted some posts, that topic is fuked up atm.
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  • Anyways My take:

    Tired of this hypocrite selfish kid.

    "NFLPA's medical director, Dr. Thom Mayer, released a statement where he advised players to stop working out together."

    And then RW decided to work out with DK and AB?

    and then he tweets

    "I am concerned.
    My wife is pregnant.
    @NFL Training camp is about to start..

    And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety.

    We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. "

    As for the other clowns that wants to play Football and care about their health, they can't have everything that they wish for. If they really want to care about safety, then they should decide to sit the season out just like some MLB NBA players did.
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  • The NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement — ratified by the NFLPA after the pandemic began — already addresses the situation. Because the CBA contains no force majeure clause, the players currently are entitled to full pay in 2020, even if games are canceled. The league’s only argument regarding reduced pay comes under the Standard Player Contract, which suggests that the duty to pay base salary does not arise until at least one game has been played.

    In other words, if there are no games, the players get no pay. If, however, there is only one game, the players get full pay.

    Through these negotiations, the league is trying to create a force majeure clause on the fly, getting players to agree to be paid only for games that are played, even though the league has had the ability within the confines of every single CBA negotiation that ever has occurred to ask for a force majeure clause. The league’s sole protection in the event of a pandemic comes from the mutual duty to negotiate in good faith as to the impact of lost 2020 revenues on the 2021 salary cap.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... happening/
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  • Well, she's not pregnant anymore, so we all good now?
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  • SantaClaraHawk wrote:The NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement — ratified by the NFLPA after the pandemic began — already addresses the situation. Because the CBA contains no force majeure clause, the players currently are entitled to full pay in 2020, even if games are canceled. The league’s only argument regarding reduced pay comes under the Standard Player Contract, which suggests that the duty to pay base salary does not arise until at least one game has been played.

    In other words, if there are no games, the players get no pay. If, however, there is only one game, the players get full pay.

    Through these negotiations, the league is trying to create a force majeure clause on the fly, getting players to agree to be paid only for games that are played, even though the league has had the ability within the confines of every single CBA negotiation that ever has occurred to ask for a force majeure clause. The league’s sole protection in the event of a pandemic comes from the mutual duty to negotiate in good faith as to the impact of lost 2020 revenues on the 2021 salary cap.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... happening/


    Great analysis, thank you for that article.
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  • bigskydoc wrote:Well, she's not pregnant anymore, so we all good now?



    It's worse. He's gonna be worried to bring the Covid to the baby.
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