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
place.
      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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