8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, left, enters a Manhattan law office, Friday, July 8, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Appeals Court Backs NFL Lockout, Tosses Judge’s Ruling

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, possibly giving the league leverage in talks aimed at reaching a new labor deal.


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Jets’ Rex Ryan: ‘Nobody Approved’ NFL Coaches Brief To Appeals Court

The Jets have joined several other NFL teams who have said they were unaware of and don’t support a brief filed by the NFL Coaches Association that sided with the players against the owners.


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with team owners. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: League Again Asks To Keep Work Stoppage In Place

The NFL hasn’t wavered in this message to its locked-out players: Get out of the courts and come back to the bargaining table.


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Jim Mone)

June 3 Court Hearing Set For NFL Lockout Fight

A federal appeals court agreed Tuesday to fast track the NFL’s request to put its labor lockout in place until a new deal is finally worked out.