Eye of the Hurricane

April 25, 2011

Judge Rules in Favor of NFL Players

Filed under: NFL football — eadeutsch @ 5:32 pm
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Chris Mortensen of ESPN just reported that a judge ruled in favor of the players which will lift the lockout.  But this does not necessarily end the struggle between the two sides.

Writes Mortensen:

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson has granted NFL players their motion for a preliminary injunction, therefore lifting the lockout that was imposed by owners on March 11.

Neither side had an official reaction, pending the official posting by Judge Nelson but the NFL is expected to immediately request a stay of the ruling until it can make its arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, which is headquartered in St. Louis but also has an office in St. Paul.

If the stay of ruling is granted, then the case will move to the US Court of Appeals where the dispute will remain unresolved.  Neither side, clearly, is willing to concede anything–at least so far.  Could a ruling change this?

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