NFL Players Look Towards April Court Date

NFL players conclude meetings, await court date

      MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) – NFL players have concluded their
annual meetings, receiving words of support from former players.
      The NFL Players Association dissolved as a union hours before
being locked out by the league March 11. Now it looks toward April
6 when a lawsuit filed by 10 players requesting an injunction to
end the lockout will be heard in U.S. District Court in St. Paul,
      Nolan Harrison, the director of former player services for the
NFLPA, says 215 former players spoke with members of the
organization's executive board, executive director DeMaurice Smith
and current players.
      Harrison says “letting our guys know what the course is from
here and where we are as an association” were main topics.
Harrison adds the former players have been briefed on the lawsuit.
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