National Football League players have again been locked out of training facilities, because of an appeals court ruling. Meanwhile, negotiations continue over a new collective bargaining agreement between league owners and the NFL Player's Association.
A temporary stay has been granted of a lower court order that had ruled NFL owners could not lock out the players, said Michael Gans, the clerk with the 8th Circuit appeals court.
"We are back to a lockout," Gans said.
The temporary ruling allows the NFL to again suspend football operations as they seek to revise the current system.
A lockout was imposed after talks between the players and owners broke down last month and the players disbanded their union. In response, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and seven others filed a lawsuit on behalf of other current and eligible NFL players against the league to halt the lockout, which could affect the start of the 2011-12 season scheduled for September 8.
U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled in favor of the players on Monday, issuing an injunction that ordered the league's owners to lift their lockout. The NFL appealed the ruling on the grounds that federal law prohibits injunctions in labor disputes.FULL STORY
great. maybe a season of working in a car wash for the players and a season without ripping off fans will bring these nimrods to their collective senses.....nahhhhhhhhhhh
i don't think that you can bring the owners to their senses. no fans ever get ripped off by the nfl. if you live within the tv broadcasting range of your team you get to watch all the games for FREE. you have the option to watch all the games for no cost. if you choose to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to go to a game that isn't their fault.
I hope they all go broke and the sport becomes as worthless as tennis. F–K all of them.
Last time I checked, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal made over $5 million last year. Not to mention, they are the faces of many ad campaigns. So stop being ignorant.
This is NOT breaking news. What an abuse of an alarm method...
Really? Why? WHY??
No it won't as long as people can remember the running back on the losing team in the 1977 superbowl, sports nerds will keep the prices unfathomable for the normal folk.
Anyone know how this effects the draft?
ALL FANS NEED TO BAN NFL FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS. GOODELL WORST COMMISH TO RUIN LEAGUE.
I realy think every body makes WAY to much money but I injoy watching the NFL
It is us the consumers that pay the players salaries and us the consumers who pay the price for their greed.
Now I have two groups for Obama to tax the hell out of NFL Owners and Players. 50% sounds good to me. The fan is aways the looser and they do not care.
It is time for the fans to boycott the NFL for a few games
As long as they don't lock out the cheerleaders.
@wat?: I agree that too many men care too much about sports. Many have gorgeous women they could be scoring touchdowns with, but choose to watch an over hyped group of men smack each other's &$$es. I like the sport personally, but really don't consider it a requirement to life. If I get free tickets or have $ then I'd go to a good game, but I have my priorities.