Posted by Andy Benoit
Judge Susan Nelson’s conference call with lawyers from the NFL and NFLPA wrapped up a little after 11:00 a.m. EST Friday, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer. The purpose of the call was to determine where the next round of mediation will take place. After the April 6 court hearing, Nelson strongly encouraged both sides to return to mediation while she spends the next few weeks working on her decision.
As far as what was said in the conference call…no one quite knows. Nelson ordered the two sides to remain quiet. We assume both sides will have more respect for her gag order than they had for the powerless George Cohen’s last month.
CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman wrote earlier, “The players want federal mediation while the owners want to return to George Cohen which is less binding.”
In other lockout news, NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reports that the NFLPA filed a motion in court on Friday to formally add DeMaurice Smith to their counsel in Brady v NFL.
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