NFL lockout upheld by appeals court
The appellate court issued its decision Friday, even as the league and its locked-out players continue negotiations intended to forge a new collective bargaining agreement and start the 2011 season on time. The first preseason game is scheduled for Aug. 7, less than a month away.
The appellate court ruled on an April 25 decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, who put the lockout on hold after players argued they were suffering irreparable harm. The appeals court put that order on hold and its final decision said Nelson ignored federal law in reaching her decision.
-- Associated Press
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