Why did NFL owners vote to move the 2016 season from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2?

Posted March 19, 2019 03:18:58 NFL owners voted to move their season from January 1 to January 2 and to put the entire league on indefinite lockout footing in order to get to a “fair” deal that would keep the games.

The players’ union said it would not back down, even as the league’s top brass threatened to take legal action to stop the move.

The NFL has said it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and has vowed to keep the game scheduled for the rest of the season.

Here’s what you need to know about the issues the union is facing.

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