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Court: NFL decision to come in 'due course'

Posted on: June 3, 2011 12:50 pm
Edited on: June 3, 2011 1:12 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

On Thursday the NFL and the NFLPA argued in front of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals over the legality of a lockout in football. And by noon CST, court had adjourned and the 8th Circuit had let the NFL know that a ruling would come in "due course," but that both sides were free to settle their dispute.
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"We wouldn't be all that hurt if you go out and settle that case," Judge Kermit Bye said, with a smile, to each side's respective attorneys.

Bye was the dissenting judge in the when the 8th Circuit twice ruled 2-1 in favor of keeping the lockout in place, first temporarily and then in a more permanent fashion.

The questions from the panel of judges, as we noted earlier, seemed to focus on the issue of whether or not the NFLPA had "actually" decertified. The NFL contends that the union's decision to decertify is simply predicated on the goal of gaining legal leverage.

Bye also added that the ruling could be one "that neither side will like."

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Court: NFL decision to come in 'due course'

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Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2011 5:39 pm

Court: NFL decision to come in 'due course'

We could argue about this for days on end and never agree on anything. The only opinion that matters is the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.  Who knows how they will rule.  They could rule that the players are not really decertified.  However, they could also rule that the owners cannot really lockout the players.  There is no way to really know how the court will rule.  The only thing that we all know is that the 2011 NFL season is in limbo and potentially in jeopardy.  Only time will tell if that will change.

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