Thursday, April 7, 2011
NFL action these days is taking place in the courtroom instead of the practice field, as the owners and players continue their labor dispute. Yesterday, the players went on the offense, going to court in St. Paul, Minnesota to obtain an injunction that would end the league's month-old lockout, but the play wasn't a total success.
Instead of granting the injunction, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson told lawyers for the NFL and the 10 players suing the league to play nice and try to work it out. If they can't, she'll decide in "a couple weeks" whether the team owners or the now-dissolved NFL Players Association have broken antitrust laws.