Judge Susan Richard Nelson

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.

WFAN–05/27/2011

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

Kallas Remarks: A Win For The NFL Owners

You were hoping that the three-judge, Eighth Circuit panel would not vote along “party” lines. Everyone was told that the Eighth Circuit was a “conservative” court, a court that was “pro-business.” Obviously, that’s bad news for the players.

WFAN–05/18/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Resume Mediation Monday

For NFL owners and the players they’ve locked out in this dispute over the division and future of the ever-popular $9 billion business, it’s time to talk again.

WFAN–05/16/2011

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.

WFAN–05/04/2011

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Players Win Another Round, NFL Lockout Remains Lifted

The NFL has promised to give its teams guidance on what to do after another stinging rebuke from the same federal judge who lifted the lockout. Whether that includes rules for free agency or simply whether players can talk with their coaches was anyone’s guess.

WFAN–04/28/2011

An empty parking lot is seen at New Meadowlands Stadium (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Players: Don’t Put NFL Lockout Ruling On Hold

NFL players say the league’s request to put a federal judge’s lockout ruling on hold should be denied. Why? They say every day it remains in effect they suffer more harm.

WFAN–04/27/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

DeMaurice Smith ‘Thrilled’ Over NFL Lockout Ruling

Even as his players are claiming a modest victory, if that, after Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted a preliminary injunction blocking the league’s lockout, DeMaurice Smith was more emphatic.

WFAN–04/26/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Goodell To Giants Fans: NFL Planning To Start Season ‘On Time’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told Giants season-ticket holders in a conference call on Wednesday that the league is planning to start the 2011 season on time.

WFAN–04/20/2011

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

NFL Lockout: League, Players Wrap Talks Until May 16

The NFL and its players opened a fourth day of court-ordered talks Wednesday as the lockout reached its 40th day with few signs of progress so far.

WFAN–04/20/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Both Sides Mum As League, Players Resume Mediation

Sworn to secrecy about specifics of their court-ordered mediation, neither the NFL nor its players provided much insight about where they’re at in their dispute over the division of this $9 billion business.

WFAN–04/15/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Mediation Between League, Players To Resume Thursday

It’s been a month since the NFL lockout began and there haven’t been any talks between the league and its players. That will change this week.

WFAN–04/12/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Report: Judge To Force NFL Lockout Mediation

The judge who will rule on the NFL players’ request to lift the lockout imposed by the owners told both sides she “will impose forced mediation,” according to USA Today.

WFAN–04/11/2011

DeMaurice Smith, who was head of the NFL Players Association before it dissolved, talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse after a hearing Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. At right is players attorney Jim Quinn. (credit: AP Photo/Jim Mone)

New NFL Lockout Hitch: League, Players Disagree On Mediator

A day after the judge handling the NFL lockout lawsuit urged the sides to go “back to the table,” the players and owners both expressed a willingness to do so. The hitch: Each offered to meet for talks in a setting the other finds unpalatable.

WFAN–04/08/2011

DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Judge: Lockout Ruling To Take “Couple Of Weeks”

The federal judge overseeing the NFL players’ request to lift a lockout by the owners says it will take “a couple of weeks” to rule.

WFAN–04/06/2011