U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled in favor of the NFL players, ordering the league’s owners to lift their lockout!
(CNN) –However, Greg Aiello, NFL senior vice president of public relations, said the league will seek an immediate stay of the ruling pending an appeal.
A lockout was imposed after talks between the players and owners broke down last month and the players disbanded their union.
An NFL statement said an appeal will be on the grounds that federal law prohibits injunctions in labor disputes.
The players also want a future trial to determine if the NFL lockout is in violation of federal antitrust laws.
The lockout will not stop the NFL draft, which will proceed as scheduled on April 28-30, the league said.
Let’s hope they work this thing out…QUICK!! We need football!