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No ruling yet because NFL not a priority
Posted May. 13 at 10:16 PM
If you're wondering why in the two weeks since the NFL owners were granted a temporary stay of the ruling against their lockout there's been no further word, it's simple. The NFL labor battle is simply one of many cases being dealt with by the judges of the 8th Circuit Court.
"There's nothing unusual about the way the 8th Circuit is behaving,'' University of Illinois law professor Michael LeRoy said. "They sort things by level of emergency, but they don't sit there and say, 'Oh my gosh, the football season's in peril.' ''
The three involved judges were in court all week, dealing with other cases, and were traveling yesterday. In short, there won't be a ruling on the NFL case until all three judges are available to meet.
It seems clear that neither side of the battle is going to have further negotiations until that ruling finally comes. So, the limbo will continue.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell remains confident that a full season will still be played. Note that he says nothing about there being a preseason.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | May. 14 at 01:26 AM
Downgrade all rookies, except maybe RBs.
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