Late Friday just hours after an appeal victory of the National Football League’s lockout, players and all associated with the NFL find out the victory was “No good.”
Greg Aiello, spokeperson for the league, told the Associated Press that teams “have been told that the prior lockout rules are reinstated effective immediately.”
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis granted the NFL’s request for a temporary stay of the injunction lifting the 45-day lockout. Attorneys for the players said the owners did show proof they would suffer irreparable harm unless the lockout was restored and asked the appellate court not to grant the request.
Well, isnt this a big smack in the face because the court’s decision came about hours after teams opened their doors to players and just as the league was getting the second round of the draft under way.