Brady et al v. National Football League et al
Declaration of Brian Robison in Support of 168 Memorandum in Support of Motion, filed by Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Ben Leber, Logan Mankins, Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Brian Robison, Osi Umenyiora, Mike Vrabel. (Berens, Barbara)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
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Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Ben : No: 0:11-cv-00639-SRN-JJG
Leber, Logan Mankins, Peyton Manning, Von :
Miller, Brian Robison, Osi Umenyiora, and
Mike Vrabel, individually, and on behalf of all : Declaration of Brian Robison
others similarly situated,
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, et al.,
Brian Robison declares under penalty of perjury, as follows:
I am a professional football player currently under contract to play
for the Minnesota Vikings. I am submitting this declaration in support of Plaintiffs’
motion for summary judgment.
I have been a Defensive End in the NFL since 2007, when I was
drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. I have been with the Vikings for the entirety of my
On or about March 3, 2011, I signed a three-year $13.5 million
contract extension with the Vikings, extending my contract through the 2013 NFL
season. Under this contract, I am owed an average of $4.5 million per season in base
As of March 12, 2011, the NFL Defendants “locked out” the players
preventing us from pursuing our livelihood. Under this so-called “lockout,” the Vikings
have refused to honor the terms of my contract. I have been denied access to the
Vikings’ facilities and am prohibited from, among other things, playing, practicing,
working out, consulting with the Vikings’ coaching and medical staff, and making
promotional appearances for the Club.
In addition, under the “lockout” the Vikings are refusing to pay me
any of the monies to which I am entitled under my contract.
I am ready, willing and able to perform my obligations under my
contract for the 2011 season but have been denied the opportunity to do so.
I have been injured as a result of the NFL Defendants’ refusal to
honor the terms of my contract. The NFL Defendants’ “lockout” deprives me of the
ability to practice or properly prepare for the 2011 NFL season and threatens to deprive
me of an entire year of working at my profession; a year that cannot be recaptured.
Dated: July 15, 2011
/s Brian Robison
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