Many faces of the lockout include the less heralded
ST. LOUIS—Friday’s hearing before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals wasn’t just for the big guy.
Sure, Tom Brady’s name is the first one listed on the lawsuit against the NFL. Superstar plaintiffs involved also include Super Bowl winning quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
While none of the quarterbacks were present, there were star-caliber players present, including Cullen Jenkins, the free agent to-be from the Green Bay Packers. He should command one of the best contracts on the open market whenever the NFL’s shopping season begins. Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith and New York Giants defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora were also among those in the standing-room only courtroom.
Then, there were lesser known players like Andy Studebaker, the outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs who has played three seasons and had 2