NFLPA Informs Players That Football Operations Will Resume

NFLPA says league must get back to football

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The NFL Players Association is telling
players that football operations should resume as normal.
      A letter from players' attorneys was released Thursday. It
points to Wednesday night's ruling by a federal judge in Minnesota
that denied the NFL's request to put the lockout back in place.
      That decision is being appealed, but the NFLPA says the judge's
ruling “is in full, immediate force.”
      It said teams “must open their facilities to allow players to
work out, meet with coaches and otherwise perform their jobs.” The
trade association says teams will be in contempt of court if they
fail to do so.
      The NFL has promised to give all 32 teams guidance on how to
proceed sometime on Thursday.
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