MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. District Judge David Doty has agreed to listen to arguments in the NFL Players Association's collusion lawsuit against the league.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Thursday that the hearing in Doty's federal courtroom in Minneapolis is scheduled for Sept. 6.
The NFLPA filed a petition May 23 to reopen the Reggie White settlement, overseen by Doty since 1993 until last year's lockout. The union claimed the owners imposed a secret $123 million salary cap during the uncapped 2010 season that cost the players at least $1 billion in lost wages.
Washington, Dallas, Oakland and New Orleans were punished by the NFL for overspending in 2010.
The league has denied the accusation, arguing the 2011 collective bargaining agreement contained clauses precluding further court claims, but the NFLPA has disputed that.