NFL Appeals Judge’s Order To Lift Lockout

NFL takes lockout fight to appeals court

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – NFL players are asking a federal appeals
court to ignore the league's request to put the lockout back in
      The league has asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
St. Louis to put a judge's order lifting the lockout on hold. The
NFL contends it is at risk of “irreparable harm, even during the
relatively short period” needed for an appeal.
      A letter sent to the appeals court Thursday by players attorneys
says there is no risk of harm to the league and promised a full
rebuttal by midday Friday. Until then, the players asked the
appeals court to keep things status quo.
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