Court of Appeals rules NFL lockout can continue

    The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday the National Football League can continue its player lockout until the legality of the lockout is decided. A hearing is scheduled for June 3, and NFL owners and players have resumed court-ordered mediation.

    The lockout, as the Dayton Business Journal explains, is the result of a labor dispute over how to split the league’s annual revenue. The lockout was lifted April 25, but a temporary stay was ordered April 29. Yesterday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson makes the stay permanent.


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